|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-12-2011 07:00 PM||2730 views||10 times favorited||8 comments|
I am always inspired by the projects I see on Lumberjocks and want to try them all. I tried this one just to see if I could make one. I made a plain board balance a bottle so I thought I’d make it a little unique- one I have not seen yet….how about a wine bottle wine bottle balancer. So I turned this piece of who-knows-what on the lathe to simulate the bottle shape, top and cork. I first bored the hole while it was still parallel on the sides.
The bottle I first tried was a bottle of pansy wine that a friend of mine made. He may get this board if he wants it. I included the drawing I made for my file for future reference and a shot of the sine bar set-up in the drill press for the 30 degree bore. I think the wood is a relative of the mahogany family. The top was painted with black paint to simulate the label. It is finished with Deft gloss.
I added a final shot of an empty bottle of Yellow Tail in honor of Larry Degoose who inspired me to do this in the first place. Thanks for the idea, Larry!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!