wine bottle balancers

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Project by jat posted 12-08-2011 11:48 PM 1807 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally decided to try my hand at some wine bottle balancers. I have made the standard ones but I prefer this curved version. I also think this style is more stable. The only problem with this type is the amount of waste. Each block starts out approximately 5 1/2×10 1/2 and 2” thick.

The first one is wenge, yellow heart and jatoba. The last one is just jatoba. In the pic with three, the last one on the right is purple heart. Used 3 coats of tung oil and 3 coats of wipe on poly. I have 2 more drying that are padauk. Probably won’t use padauk again; it has taken 5 coats of poly to get a uniform finish.

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 12:52 AM

I like this design very much.

Do you think there’s any possibility of bending these hardwoods? If not, a bent lamination might work, making for a thin profile. Another way to reduce waste would be to cut multiples together in a production run.

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 03:09 PM

Steambending is something I always found to be quite easy and downright fun to do. Cool design though. Definitely netter looking than the plain jane straight ones.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 11:55 PM

I like the mix of woods. Color looks great. I can relate to the trouble finishing you had on yours.

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