|Project by Jonathan||posted 12-01-2011 07:54 PM||2755 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I was going back through my pictures and realized I hadn’t posted this wine bottle balancer that I made to give to my grandfather for his 80th birthday.
The main piece is of cherry, with maple and walnut pocket hole plugs inlaid into the front of the bottle balancer. I also burned the message onto the back.
There are 8-inlays to signify the 80-years of life. A pretty straightforward project, with a little bit of a twist. I hadn’t seen any inlay on a balancer at the time I made this, so I thought I’d do something a little different.
As you can see from the picture, I glued the plugs in, then used a flush trim saw to cut them down, then sanded it completely flat. All edges were rounded over with hand sanding. I used Deft rattle can lacquer for the finish.
I thought I had a couple of pictures of my grandfather and I together when I gave this to him, so when I find them, I’ll upload one of them as well. That picture was also taken at a better angle to show the bottle balancing.
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