Here Fishy Fishy

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Project by dustyal posted 03-08-2010 12:36 AM 1410 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the fish bottle balancer. I copied it from Randy's project although I think his use of maple was much better than my cherry.

It’s 4.5 wide, 11.5 long, 3/4 thick. Used scroll saw to cut out. Tail is 45 degrees. Did one coat BLO. The bottle neck hole is 1.25 but should be 1.5 since my Bombay gin bottle wouldn’t fit. Short neck bottles like my smaller Jim Beam and Gordon’s vodka fit but wouldn’t balance. Notice, it holds bottles of stuff other than wine. The Wild Turkey liqueur balanced most stable of all until I drank more of it. (purely scientific purposes only)

Fish DNA is a little shark some porpoise some Orca some salmon or tuna (forget which) and must have a touch of flounder…

And I mush say that i hav fun doin da fishy fishy fishy. and lil’ ‘ole fishy hold the wine a little while… pretty cool way to while away long, cold winter eve…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#1 posted 03-08-2010 12:38 AM

Now you can not only drink like a fish but with one. I like it! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 12:56 AM

I think the wild turkey arrangement looks best.

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#3 posted 03-08-2010 01:04 AM

Al don’t come soused for thr the workshop, or you won’t be able to stand up.

But, a little science never hear anyone, at least that’s what I’ve heard.

Bring your money for the sliding table parts to the workshop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 03-08-2010 01:21 AM

nicely done

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 03-09-2010 12:21 AM

Hey that is nice. Oh and Semper Fi from Indiana. Vietnam 70-71

-- Frank, Indiana ,

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 04:30 PM

Yes, this is cool, I agree.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 09-23-2010 02:57 PM

Very cool. a man after my own heart. Nice work. I’ll have to try to make one of them and a fish pusher stick too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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