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Florida Wine Balancers

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Project by TurtleSub posted 08-04-2011 10:37 PM 1263 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making these wine balancers to sell at a local craft show here in South Florida. They are each cut out of pine using a scroll saw. I try to go pretty quick and loose with the turns so each one is a little different. After that the edges are burned with a torch and wiped down to remove the carbon. Then the front and back get a little torch action, but just enough to bring out the grain.

So far I’ve been using stain as I’m just getting into woodworking and finishing and thats all I’ve really used. These were the test batch and I think they turned out pretty well. I’m not really a fan of the palm tree though. I was going for the trunk to stand out, but I dont think it looks right and the ones that were made after aren’t like that.

Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 08-05-2011 05:39 PM

I think they all look great. I love that ‘burned wood’ finish. I’ve used it one or twice and love it. How do they stay up? Is the bottom angled?
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 08:26 PM

Yeah they are cut on the bottom and the weight of the bottle balances them.

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#3 posted 08-06-2011 02:40 AM

Thank you. What degree angled cut is that?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 11:02 PM

I’ve been using 40.

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 11:32 PM

you did a great job on making these

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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