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Project by KimAccurso posted 09-08-2018 12:32 AM 546 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago my brother-in-law asked my husband if I could fix a problem. The pewter wine pours he bought were too tall for the wine pour holder he bought which can be viewed here. He said if I could just add some feet or whatever, that’d be great. Well….. there was no way I could come up with for adding feet that would a) look decent and b) be sturdy over time. While their design is cool, it’s rather thin and I couldn’t see it holding these heavy pewter things over years very well. So I came upon Petey's project and thank goodness because I was drawing a blank for this thing. From left over small pieces I already had I was able to come up with these. One is Honduran Rosewood and the other is just clear maple. The rosewood has a curly maple top and the maple has a Sapele/Purpleheart/Maple/Walnut lamination. The holes are 1” drilled with forstner bit. They have a ply floating panel bottom. The top is epoxied on which I regret because now the inside can’t really be cleaned. Oh well… So they are about 5×2 1/2×3 3/4 or so (sorry forgot to take measurements and sent them off with hubby for delivery tonight). I finished them with 5 coats spray poly (pre-finished the insides) but left the insides of the bit holes unfinished like the purchased ones were (guessing that’s for the rubber contact??). They were fairly easy to complete once I decided what I was going to do. I don’t drink wine so the whole wine pour thing I guess is a little out of my league. :) But I can make a small box or 2!

I know a lot of people that like wine but I don’t know how popular this wine pour thing is… but Petey was making them for house-warming gifts – I can see this as an easy gift come Christmas time too. Comments/Opinions welcome!!

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 09-08-2018 02:57 AM

Sweet answer to a problem. they work, and look great doing it. I see a sneak in gift for my wine drinking Wife coming up. She has dozens of bottle toppers, and pours, usually they are either working, or lying on the counter rolling around.

Thanks for posting a great gift idea Kim. Christmas is coming quick, time to be making those woody gifts.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Peteybadboy

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#2 posted 09-08-2018 10:23 AM

Kim, love what you did! I may have to go with the larger hole, looks way better that way.

-- Petey

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 09-08-2018 12:26 PM

Kim, the finished product looks great. Good to see you are back in your hot shop this summer. Considering what it does, I might think about making it half as tall, keeping one round of splines, and not putting a bottom on the box. Another concept might be to laminate a thicker board and just put holes in that. I like the lamination you used on this project. It really sets it off. How about curved laminations? Just some things to think about. You obviously have mastered all the techniques of making boxes. This is beautiful and has a classy look. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 09-08-2018 01:08 PM

Nice work on the stands, Kim. That fits the bill for him!! I have not see wine pours before, just stoppers- must be becausue I only drink beer and Crown Royal

Cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 09-08-2018 07:22 PM

This is such a nice project. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 09-08-2018 07:34 PM

Kim, regarding the cleaning. After the bottle is empty, I rise the pour in water and set aside to air dry. I would hope no one would put a wine pour dripping with wine back into those beautiful boxes!

p.s. thanks for the mention.

-- Petey

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 09-08-2018 09:03 PM

Kim Congrats on your 3, well deserved.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 09-08-2018 09:57 PM

Very nice. You are prolific. Keep sharing your great projects.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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KimAccurso

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#9 posted 09-08-2018 09:59 PM



Kim, love what you did! I may have to go with the larger hole, looks way better that way.

- Peteybadboy


Petey, thanks to you for the idea. Brother in law loves them, already on his bar. Super gift idea plus i could see these selling easily if you have an outlet for that.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

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#10 posted 09-08-2018 10:14 PM

Thanks all!!

Kim, the finished product looks great. Good to see you are back in your hot shop this summer. Considering what it does, I might think about making it half as tall, keeping one round of splines, and not putting a bottom on the box. Another concept might be to laminate a thicker board and just put holes in that. I like the lamination you used on this project. It really sets it off. How about curved laminations? Just some things to think about. You obviously have mastered all the techniques of making boxes. This is beautiful and has a classy look. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy


Al – thanks! Yes, been hot out there but thank goodness for tandem doors and fans so I can at least get a draft! So these wine pours have a long stem – hence the height of the box. I put the bottom in just for strength and integrity of the box but I suppose you could go without. With splines the box would be plenty sturdy. Doing a solid block like you mentioned would be a cool idea. I almost did curved laminations but didn’t want to take the time on this one. You could also go ‘palm box style’ with ends taller and curved and pin in the lid so it hinges. Shoot for that matter go all out and make it ‘Andy style’!! So yes…my creative mind has gone haywire given a simple fun project. Now that I think about it you could do the same kind of thing for stoppers – I don’t think they would have a stem so the box could be shorter but I don’t really know anything about wine stuff. I could see these selling easily whether at a gallery or liquor store or boutique type store. And you could get real creative with them easily. This was kind of a ‘throw together’ kind of project for me, I’ve got a friend who commissioned me to make a box with rattles and toys so that takes priority!! :))


Nice work on the stands, Kim. That fits the bill for him!! I have not see wine pours before, just stoppers- must be becausue I only drink beer and Crown Royal

Cheers, Jim

Ok Jim, Thanks! And…I hope you aren’t pouring the Crown IN TO the beer – now that just sounds gross – LOL. I’m either with vodka lemonade or hard cider. Have you tried burning wood with the Crown? just a thought… :)
- Jim Jakosh



Sweet answer to a problem. they work, and look great doing it. I see a sneak in gift for my wine drinking Wife coming up. She has dozens of bottle toppers, and pours, usually they are either working, or lying on the counter rolling around.

Thanks for posting a great gift idea Kim. Christmas is coming quick, time to be making those woody gifts.

- therealSteveN

Steve – great idea for the wife. If she likes it as much as my brother in law you are all good :) Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#11 posted 09-09-2018 11:33 AM

Beautifuly striped boxes. At first I thought it was candle holders.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 09-09-2018 01:33 PM

I never heard of these things either … but you have done very nice work as a display for his wine pourer …. GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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