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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-12-2011 07:00 PM 2278 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!!





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 04-12-2011 07:09 PM

You are very creative Jim, and thanks for the drawing!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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degoose

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#2 posted 04-12-2011 08:34 PM

You done good…. and thanks for the drink…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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americancanuck

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#3 posted 04-12-2011 10:08 PM

I really want to try one or two of these but i dont have a drill press. How critical is the angle of the hole for the neck of the wine bottle?
Your’s sure looks great

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mafe

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#4 posted 04-12-2011 10:59 PM

I smile Jim.
Thank you,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Don Johnson

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#5 posted 04-12-2011 11:31 PM

Sine Bar! My goodness, I haven’t heard that term for a few years. With all the modern digital/electronic gadgets, do you think that anyone still uses a bar with a surface plate and slip gauges for marking out angles ?

(Later) there do seem to be quite a few results from Google !

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#6 posted 04-13-2011 01:06 AM

Just hanging in LOL.

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

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#7 posted 04-13-2011 02:45 AM

As I sip on my Mac/rocks, I salute you! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 04-13-2011 07:37 AM

Nice one Jim, good to see a kangaroo on the label.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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