|Project by TZH||posted 12-28-2010 07:16 PM||2734 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
Just some quick and easy Christmas gifts for the family. Saw variations of these on LJ’s and thought I’d try it. Found the 45 degree angle many specified was a little too slanted for my taste, plus the bottle came out almost horizontal when I’ve been told by some of my wine loving in-laws the bottle should tip toward the cork when being stored. So, I changed the angle to 36 degrees and drilled the holes with a 1 1/4” forstner bit (may need to go to 1 3/8” in the future as some of the necks are just slightly too large) at a 90 degree angle. Overall, I’m very pleased with these. The first one is mahogany for my Mom and Pop in-law, the next two are black walnut, and the last two are Rocky Mountain Red Juniper. My kids got all excited about cranking out a bunch of these and trying to sell them (they think they’ll be a really hot item – I’m not so sure, but am willing to try, I guess). All are finished with one coat of Zinsser dewaxed shellac and three coats of Minwax hand rubbed poly.
Thanks for looking.