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Project by dakremer posted 11-24-2010 11:03 PM 2677 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some quick Christmas presents I made just today for my brothers and sisters. Took only a couple hours. Made of Mahogany, and one out of Walnut. 2 coats of Red Mahogany Danish Oil.

And yes I realize that isnt a wine bottle in there (I dont drink wine). Its an old Vodka bottle I started putting coins in. haha – still works though

For a project like this, should I be putting a topcoat on, like a poly or something, or do you think just the Danish Oil is enough??? Thanks

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 11-24-2010 11:10 PM

I go Danish Oil, but I’m lazy. :)
Nice presents.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 11:36 PM

Those are sweet. Do you have the angles/dimensions on those? I’d love to make a couple for gifts as well.

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#3 posted 11-24-2010 11:41 PM

hey Dedvw, I used the design off of EagleLakeWoodworking. The link will take you to it – enjoy!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 11-25-2010 12:49 AM

the oil shuold be enoff and buff the last coat you give so they shine a little


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#5 posted 11-25-2010 01:12 AM

Great job !

I’ve given two as gifts. They ARE a crowd-pleaser!

You can flood-coat a coat or two of Danish Oil, and then—once those are good and dry—wet sand (@ 400 – 600 grit wet/dry paper) the last coat or two. Leaves a beautiful finish.

No NEED for the poly, on top, unless you want the extra sheen—personal preference.

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 11-25-2010 01:35 PM

I’m with the crowd ! Oil, oil..ole’..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 11-25-2010 01:40 PM

Dak, those are very nice and I’m sure they will love them. Good job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-25-2010 04:48 PM

Nice job on these! They are pretty easy to crank out once you get the formula down, wouldn’t you agree? I like the oil idea. Maybe a quick final wax coat if you have some?

I’m in the middle of making a handful of these as gifts as well.I will probably either do Danish Oil or Waterlox, as I have both that need to get used up. Especially if I go the DO route, I’ll probably throw on a topcoat of Renaissance Wax. My dimensions are pretty similar to yours. The only thing I’ve definitely decided to change was the width. A lot of people make them less than 3-inches wide. I made the first one at 2-3/4” wide, as the pattern I was copying called for. That’s fine if you’ve got narrow stock, or minimal scraps to use up, but I’ve decided to widen mine a bit, so they’re 3+inches; I didn’t care for the look of them being narrower than the bottles they are holding. At 3-inches wide, they’re about the width of a Bordeaux bottle (the one that is tall and narrow and has a sharp shoulder to it), while a Burgundy bottle is a bit wider (the one that has a lower shoulder with a more gradual shape to it).

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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David LaBolle

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#9 posted 02-02-2011 04:19 AM

Fantastic. I’m making a bunch of these as gifts for family and friends.

Thanks for sharing.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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