Balancing Act

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This was my version of the balancing wine bottle i made some 15 years ago. I just happened to have an extra 2 lbs hammer and no wine at the time. Still gets lots of doubletakes when people see it.

The board is a piece of Red Oak and not sure what the hammer is made of. I sprayed them both with black laquer.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 11-17-2007 04:16 PM

pretty cool miles. proves you dont need a bottle of wine to get hammered ! headache may be more intense after !

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#2 posted 11-17-2007 10:18 PM

Very novel Miles. Thats a real head banger.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 11-17-2007 11:24 PM

Paper-weight? Attitude alignment tool?

Oh! And I was thinkin’ of a couple of smartalec remarks like…”Hammers are made of steel” and “Alabammers are not noted for their wine making capabilities” “Maybe you need to make one that will support a mason jar.”...But I won’t. I couldn’t stoop so low as to belittle one of my fellow Americans. I’ll let the Canadiens do it.


-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#4 posted 11-17-2007 11:34 PM

Ah, Chateau de Foudre Blanc, not just for breakfast anymore.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 11-18-2007 12:30 AM

aha out of the box thinking :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 11-18-2007 12:55 AM

Nice, Miles!

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

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#7 posted 11-18-2007 08:58 AM

Really novel idea. What are the dimensions of the holder and where do you drill the hole? Wouldn’t mind making a few for Christmas gifts – I’d use wine though, I doubt many people would want a hammer for Christmas (present company excluded).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 11-19-2007 04:18 AM

I thought that it was the bottle opener. Sorry.

-- 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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#9 posted 11-19-2007 06:04 AM

cool ! a work of art.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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