Balancing Wine Bottle holders

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 09-22-2011 07:39 PM 8283 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few of the different styles of balancing wine bottle holders I have been working on. Basically a collection of business cards.

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 08:22 PM

are those penis shaped??? haha

What radius do you make the bent ones? are they bent laminated or cut from thick stock like that?

You did a good job on these! Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 08:31 PM

I especially like the bent ones.

Gotta admit I saw phallus as well with a number. You have to explain.

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 09:13 PM

Wow – got a few conversation pieces in that lot. I like the bottle shaped ones.

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 09:36 PM

Cool. That is quite a collection!

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 09:42 PM

I like the one with the live edge.


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#6 posted 09-22-2011 10:07 PM

They are fun…

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 10:14 PM

The clubs were made for a stagette party. I think for gag gifts.

The curved wine bottle holders are my personal favorite as well. So far I have been making them from solid stock. I use a 1 3/8 forstner bit for hole size. Usually I use 2 1/4” thick boards or thicker. The holder design is from a magazine pattern. There is not a single radius in this design. On the balancing end it’s more flat and straight than curved for 2 1/2”. Then after that part it looks like a single but maybe two radius. Both ends also tapper down too. Above the hole you don’t need much wood so I have been thinking about new patterns.

Using solid stock for building the curved holders is rather costly as each requires about 12” of length and 6” width. Rather costly so that’s why I don’t make Wenge ones frequently as Ash. I’m going to make some from segments somehow. Similar to segmented bowls. Think it will require a woven type pattern as glued end grain butt joints might be too weak. The holders are approx 3/4 inch at the thickest point and 1/4 at their thinnest.

The bottle shape holders I made a batch job of ten in an hour. First bandsaw close to line then router with template and two sided sticky tape. Then a 1/4 round over bit for edges. Then cut the base angle last. On these I think 40 deg. Then I use my drill press fitted with a sanding mop and clean them up.

Sanding mops are great! I need more and different grits. If you don’t have one get one. A great thing.

Hope this helps.

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