Wine Caddy (sort of)

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 07-06-2010 10:49 PM 2372 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this piece of wood (and a few of it’s brothers and sisters) when I was taking a load of yard waste and scrap wood to the local fiber yard. The guy next to me was unloading his trailer and trowing them away. Originally they were cut offs from a decking project. They were branded Tigerwood and they fit all the description of tigerwood. I made a few floating shelves for my wifes hair dresser, a couple of display stands for a local artist for her Saturday Farmers Market booth and a new display stand for my peppermills. Like Cozmo35 stated, Never, EVER, EVER, EVER turn down free wood. Tigerwood is real nice to work with and has a very beautiful grain. This is sanded to 600 grit and one coat of walnut oil. I will buff and polish it later when it’s dry. Like my bio states, not afraid to steal someones idea. I saw this design on LJ and thought, that’s what I can do with that last piece of tigerwood. The stopper is my rendition of a Hershey Kiss.

This is also the same piece of wood I was using in my blog, Wood Species #1: Name This Wood. I had several folks try to identify it but finally I gave away one too many GOOD clues and lightweightladyleftie nailed it. I talked with her and she told me, “Aren’t internet search engines wonderful?”. Yes they are. She also encouraged me to do it again.

Thank you for trying to identify this piece of wood and thank you for looking at my projects.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 10:57 PM

by the looks of it, you polished off that bottle before you could get your project done lol…jk neat idea though….i wouldn’t think of a project like that…hense i don’t drink or have an oz of alcohol in my house. Heres to you! as i raise a can of pepsi

-- M.K.

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#2 posted 07-06-2010 11:07 PM

Doesn’t work as well with beer steins… lol

Nice job… and free wood… woohoo..
I first saw this design.. or similar .. on my trip to NZ… have been meaning to try them ever since… maybe today with some offcuts..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 12:17 AM

Never saw this design before, very cool. Nice project…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 01:43 AM

Jack, GSwoodworker posted the one I took the design from. He posted his about 219 days ago. Have to give credit where credit is due.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 04:06 AM

Free wood is a good thing and you sure made a nice wine caddy out of it. Thanks for sharing!!

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

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 01:09 AM

Thanks but I can take only a little credit for that. I saw a different version here on LJ some time ago. I but a twist on it with the glasses coming from different sides and radius the ends to match the glass base. It was a fum project in between the big ones.


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#7 posted 08-10-2010 09:55 PM

subtle and sweet!! and might come in handy on those romantic evenings ;)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#8 posted 10-04-2010 07:24 PM

This has been one of my biggest sellers. I had one customer/borwser looking at the display and she reversed the glasses. Instead of bottoms up, she placed them bottoms down. She looked at me, smiled and then left. I then had one of those AH-HAA moments. I started demonsdtrating them as a center piece for weddings, anniversaryies etc. I told folks that they could get gobblets etched with the wedding parties name and then get a special labled bottle of wine for the occasion. This has gone over very well. My next show in two weeks is the NW Wine Show at a local golf & country club so I am hoping that they continue to sell well.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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