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"David Marks" meets "Weekend at Bernie's"

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Project by Kevin Wilson posted 1554 days ago 2556 views 27 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“What am I going to get Bernie for Christmas?”

My dad asks me the same question every year! You see, he likes to get his business partner and friend, Bernie, something special every year for Christmas. It always has to be something unique.

This year, I caught up with my Dad early and suggested a wine rack. Bernie likes wine, and David Marks(my personal hero) built a wine rack on “Woodworks” that I’ve been dying to try my hand at. He agreed and I got to work. True to David’s original, I built from quartersawn white oak…my first time working it! Here’s where I throw a big “thank you” to the lumberjocks guys and gals for helping me with a problem called tannin staining. Apparently under the right conditions, white oak stains black! Wasn’t too hard to get out though…

Anyway here it is! Delivered on December 23rd!!! Maybe I’ll start next years gift a bit earlier!

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp





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richgreer

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#1 posted 1554 days ago

This is very well done – a very attractive piece.

I might also note that you have excellent taste in wine. At one time we lived on the east side of Santa Rosa about 15 miles from this winery.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 1554 days ago

A great looking rack, you did well!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Tim Pletcher

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#3 posted 1554 days ago

very nice, Love it!

-- http://plasticlumber.timpletcher.com/

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TomFran

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#4 posted 1554 days ago

Nice build, Kevin! It looks great.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Jason

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#5 posted 1554 days ago

Turned out great. Nice job!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 1554 days ago

Great job Kevin.
The fit & finish are top notch and the finish looks great.
I bet Bernie loves it!

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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Karson

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#7 posted 1554 days ago

Nice job. Great design and execution. I’m sure that Bernie loves it and that David Marks would approve.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 1554 days ago

Very nice!! I too am a David Marks fan!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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thelt

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#9 posted 1552 days ago

Are there plans for this? If so where?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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SteveL

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#10 posted 1273 days ago

I like the design, especially the way the bottle neck holder compliments the top.

-- SteveL

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SteveW

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#11 posted 1200 days ago

That’s a real nice wine rack. And a superb job on the finish and wood joinery.
thanks for sharing

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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