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Project by Neight posted 11-24-2011 07:59 PM 1086 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I said I was making a few, and here they are :)
They work great, and I am pretty happy with them. Again, not sure what wood they are made from, though I believe they are oak. I put a cherry stain on one, and a deep walnut on another. I have a few that are also unstained that I have not put any finish on yet. I drilled mine 90 degrees and the angle on the bottom is ~30 degrees. hole is 1 3/8” and that seems to be the size most people use for drilling the hole.
I am sure I will be making a lot of these, as it’s a great way to use up some of the longer scrap you get from some jobs!
thanks for checking it out!
N8

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain





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Neight

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#1 posted 11-24-2011 08:00 PM

forgot to mention, the bottle on the left is full of water, and the bottle on the right is empty, so with a bit of adjusting where the neck sits in it, they will hold up quite well :)

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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Robsshop

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#2 posted 11-25-2011 04:10 AM

looks like You got them just right, these things make quick,easy gifts and the price is right also. nice job !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 11-25-2011 08:30 PM

Great work. I was wondering when you were going to post some holders. Glad you got to it. Now it’s time to make that left bottle look like the right bottle. Cheers!

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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Neight

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#4 posted 11-25-2011 09:00 PM

Thanks The Head Chuck! I am making a whole load of these today, at least 12 so far. I am going to have my mom put them up for sale in her pizza place with some other craft items she sells. Hope to make a few bucks off of them :)
Unfortunately, that is only water in the left bottle, wine doesn’t last too long around my wife :P
I am not much of a wine drinker, I like the stuff, but honestly it goes straight to my head, more than 2 glasses and I am good to go. I don’t drink much these days, so I am a bit of a light weight I guess…

I have noticed that the cut angle on the bottom changes depending on the thickness of the wood, or maybe the over-all length. The angle I used on the two pictured here doesn’t work as well on the ones I am making today, so it takes a bit of tweaking each one to make sure it works with both the full and empty bottles.

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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Camel_Jockey

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 03:55 AM

That is very tricky I like.

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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Neight

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 10:06 AM

Not my idea, but thanks!
They are super easy to make, and they work great!

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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