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#1 posted 10-25-2007 05:15 AM
Cool. Did it take you a few trys to get the balance point down?
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#2 posted 10-25-2007 05:31 AM
I made a few prototypes to get them right.
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#3 posted 10-25-2007 05:35 AM
I like those. What a good gift Idea. Can you give us the design secrets of hole placement and angle?
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#4 posted 10-25-2007 05:53 AM
Great job on the bottle holders.
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#5 posted 10-25-2007 06:54 AM
I agree the holders are really nice – don’t much like wine, but the design is really neat.
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#6 posted 10-25-2007 03:26 PM
They are 10 1/2” by 4”, ( the width can be 3”) the angle is 45 degrees and The hole is 1 1/4”. I did a round over in the hole but not too large or it will change the angle of the bottle. I use scrapes and glue the together, ogee on the side for different design.
You would find many takers in your area with all the wineries around bear Creek Rd., I use to live in Los Gatos across the freeway from Lexington reservoir, my brother lives in Brookdale.
Bill I’m not big on wines either, however my son works at Gallo winery, for those out of town thats a small winery in the central valley of California
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#7 posted 10-25-2007 03:42 PM
RAH, one detail is missing: How far from the bottom of the board is the center of the hole?? The correct height for the hole would also determine the center of gravity.
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#8 posted 10-25-2007 04:01 PM
Sorry details, 7” from bottom to center of hole.
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#9 posted 10-25-2007 05:58 PM
This a really neat idea! I don’t drink wine but I work at a liquor store. *BG I might have to try this it like how does that work? How thick are the boards? Thanks for sharing.
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#10 posted 10-25-2007 08:14 PM
Well, nice of you to give up the design details. That’s very generous of you. Neat design.
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#11 posted 10-25-2007 10:00 PM
i actually have one of these a guy who owns a fish market makes them in the shape of a fish and sells them in his market. not nearly as nice as these by far . i tried a bottle of jack daniels wouldnt work !
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#12 posted 10-25-2007 10:02 PM
I’ve seen plans for one that is a half circle or partial circle … I’ll try to find it.
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#13 posted 10-27-2007 06:04 AM
As the bottle is emptied does it change the point of balance?
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#14 posted 10-27-2007 06:51 AM
Hey Todd, it works when the bottle is full, empty or half full (which usually makes it empty quicker!)
I made some of these with a thicker base… triangular in profile, based on a description of the design in Wood a year or two back. Quite stable in use, and looks pretty cool, but yours pull off the illusion better. Thanks for sharing the details to make a thinner one.
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#15 posted 10-27-2007 04:35 PM
TODD!!! coming from a NAPAN…dont open the bottle if you cant finish it…just kidding…GREAT IDEA…One of these days I am going to get my skills up and steal all the cool wine designs and make a killing in this valley—-hey i could retire from teaching a bit early!!!
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