An Array Of Wine Bottle Balancers.

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Project by degoose posted 08-02-2011 12:52 AM 2860 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have taken a bit of time to get back to these but as you will appreciate… inlaying all those pennies and branding 21 balancers is a tad daunting.. and when I have other exciting projects on the go at the same time…
Timbers used are:
Camphor Laurel.
European Walnut.
European Wild Cherry.
Hope you like the grain and colour as much as I do..

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

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 01:06 AM

They look like cutting boards with holes in them ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 01:07 AM

I gotta say… That’s one BUNCH of wine bottle balancing holders!

All rounded up and Branded and Penny laid & everything!

Yep, when a large group of something is being made, it begins to turn into “WORK” before you’re done!

Nice bunch of stuff!

Must be a very good seller!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 08-02-2011 01:30 AM

How productive of you. Very nice grain indeed.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 08-02-2011 01:34 AM

The pallet of colorful lumber you have to work with is just incredible!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 02:28 AM

There’s nothing like the beauty of nature and you do it so well.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 02:35 AM

Nice work Larry.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 08-02-2011 02:52 AM

Hmmm… careful there, you might saturate the market….....

Think that might make you a souse….................(-:

Think the last time I heard that word, my Dad spoke it, and he is gone now 30 years.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 08-02-2011 03:27 AM

Now those are really cool! Obviously I like wood and woodworking or I wouldn’t be a member of LJ…...but I like what goes in them little holes, too….hehe!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#9 posted 08-02-2011 03:34 AM

wow larry its amazing you get so much done…yea the grain on them timbers is flat gorgeous..i like ellens comment…they almost do look like cutting boards…there smack dab gourgenasious…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 08-02-2011 10:18 AM

Well done thoses should sell quick. As I can remember Blondie buying these before. Nice touch with the coin inserted as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 08-02-2011 07:36 PM

Man! You produce them by the dozen.

Looking great!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 08-03-2011 03:03 AM

What type of brand are you using? I have trouble getting mine to burn consistently. I’ve taken to marking wood that is not attached to my product, then cutting the brand out and insetting it into the finished piece just to keep from ruining a finished piece with an uneven brand.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#13 posted 08-03-2011 04:27 PM

these look great i may try some soon

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 08-04-2011 03:04 AM

fun stuff…I need to make some of these…I have a bunch of wine barrel staves now…I need to play with them…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 08-23-2011 02:08 AM

If you have the inclination to put together a blog on how you do these I would be extremely interested! I plan on putting together a few dozen once I start putting the finish on all my cutting boards. So far the best plan I have seen is on Eagle Lake Woodworking.

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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