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Project by Andy123 posted 1064 days ago 1983 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wine bottle holder I made today 08/26/11. It was from some scrap oak I had and some salvaged maple burl. The glue up was really easy and the joint was very strong. I love the tight birds eye in that burl!

Andy

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me





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Andy123

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#1 posted 1064 days ago

I drilled the hole about an eight off so that made me mad!!! Live and learn.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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AlBCuttnWud

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#2 posted 1064 days ago

Nicely done. I like the contrasting wood.

I’ve got a couple of questions….what angle did you go with? What size hole? Lastly, what angle of the hole? I tried to make one the other day, didn’t really give it a lot of effort other than drill a hole and cut a miter….didn’t work out so well. Thanks for any help you can provide.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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patcollins

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#3 posted 1064 days ago

Very pretty.

The angle depends on how tall you make it. You want the center of gravity of the bottle above the “foot”.

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eddie

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#4 posted 1064 days ago

Andy that’s a good looking wine bottle balancer i was making some myself yesterday but cant get the pictures to download when i i figure out what I’m doing wrong I’ll post but almost embarrassed to after seeing yours nice balancer

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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eddie

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#5 posted 1064 days ago

thanks pat i had made mine at 10” long and the center of the hole at 7” and a 45 dig. angle its right above the foot .if i changed the length would you have to change the angle just wondering?

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Andy123

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#6 posted 1064 days ago

Heck, I already gave it away, so the measurements are from memory. I think it is 9.5 inches long the hole was at 7.5 inches. It was really stable. The miter is a 45 and the hole is a 45. The hole is 1.25 inches.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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CalgaryGeoff

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#7 posted 1064 days ago

Hi, I find a vertical hole and mitre angle of 35 deg works for me. Heights range 7 to 10 inches.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Andy123

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#8 posted 1064 days ago

I’ll have to try that CalgaryGeoff, because drilling 45deg holes in hard wood sucks.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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