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Wine Bottle Balancers

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Project by Elwood89 posted 11-27-2011 02:22 PM 2068 views 19 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wine bottle balancers.

Keeping it simple, getting ready for a craft sale.

Base angle: 40 degrees
Hole: 35mm, 7” center from base

Purpleheart, Cedar, Bubinga, Zebrawood, Wenge, Douglas Fir, Curly Maple, Spruce

Added a photo from a couple that I made a few months ago. The shape doesn’t matter, except for the time it takes to make. This time around I’m mass producing for a craft sale so I kept it simple.

-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com





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Kelen

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 03:09 PM

Very nice looking with all the different wood species. Would you mind sharing the dimensions and the angles you used? I’d like to try one with some scrap I have laying around.

Thanks!

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 03:57 PM

Nice variety. I also like how you made the cup wine bottle holder.

@Kelen. They are very simple. Most are about 9” long by 3-4” wide and 3/4-1” thick. For your first one I’d start by cutting the hole centered up about 2” top (cut the board about 10-11” long to play with the angle). Most angles are going to be between35° and 45°. I’d start with 45 and work down. Now you can also adjust the balance by pulling the bottle in and out of the hole. Have fun with it and get creative. Heres a short video with explanation.

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

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Mark

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 04:41 PM

The ones made into wine glass shapes are awesome!

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Toninho

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 05:11 PM

I love these bottles balancers! Chuck loved the video! Congratulations!

-- António Guerreiro https://www.facebook.com/bichosdamadeira

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