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Project by GA_woodworker posted 1051 days ago 2294 views 17 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, everyone has been making these, so I figured I would give it a try. I made a jig first for drilling the holes. Once that was done, I think it took me more time to get the finish done than to actually make a few.

Pic 1 & 2 – Spalted Maple
Pic 3 & 4 – Cedar
Pic 5 – Crazy Board w/ matching Wine Balancer

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#1 posted 1051 days ago

Nice boards…I’ve been resisting the urge to start making these but I think I’m losing….

What were the angles for the bottom and hole you used?

Can you post a picture and description of your jig?

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#2 posted 1051 days ago

Bottom angle – 40 degrees
Hole angle – 30 degrees

I built this jig so the board rests at 30 degrees. I then clamp the board to the jig and drill the hole with my 1-1/4” forstner bit.

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#3 posted 1051 days ago

I like the matching set you’ve created. I need to make one of these jigs too. The balancers I’ve made have the bottle tilting up slightly. I’d like to try it this way too.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 1051 days ago

I love the natural edge on the maple balance.

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

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#5 posted 1051 days ago

Good looking wine tilt. Check out my jigs for making them. Very similar to yours.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#6 posted 1051 days ago

I have been resisting also but I think I’m losing that battle

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#7 posted 1050 days ago

I need to get hip and join the friggin. Good job. Beautiful wood. thanks for the jig picture.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#8 posted 1050 days ago

Good locking boards .
Very good choice of woods and thanks for the jig pic’s
I think you are in.


-- Kiefer 松

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 1050 days ago

I have made some of these and sold a few. You have done a good job. Nice jig. I made the mistake of using a spade bit for a few. A lot of tearout to sand. At my last show, the wine bottle rolled off the shelf and broke. People think the tilt is glued on the shelf. Someone also bought the tile trivet they were sitting on. They need a flat surface. They are an attention getting item at shows.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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