Wine holder

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Project by Navyblue posted 770 days ago 1251 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first wood project and it was a father’s day gift. My dad found this beautiful piece of spalted tamarind in a Woodcraft store. I added the padauk because I knew they would look like magic together. Finished with danish oil. I think its very cool that the danish oil brought out a multitude of colors in the tamarind that weren’t visual when it was “raw.” Sanded the indentions with drum sanders on the drill press. I have never worked with wood except staining and painting so this was an exciting project. I planned the shape but my boyfriend cut it out on the bandsaw until I get more practice with that machine. I eventually want to make a jewerly box and there are a ton of impressive ones on this site that have sparked my imagination.

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#1 posted 769 days ago

Very nice, turned out great, love the wood choices.

I’ll have to hold on to the design, they would make great Christmas presents.


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#2 posted 769 days ago

Nice result! Welcome!


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#3 posted 769 days ago

Excellent work

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#4 posted 769 days ago

Nice design.

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#5 posted 767 days ago

Nice job ! That’s a really nice piece of spalted wood you have there.

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#6 posted 715 days ago

Thanks everyone!

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#7 posted 715 days ago

Nice combination

It pops out


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#8 posted 715 days ago

Beautiful combo of woods. I love Padauk but I’ve never seen salted tamarind. Very pretty indeed!

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#9 posted 715 days ago

Great balancer and WELCOME to Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!!!!......................Jim

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#10 posted 713 days ago

Nice! Very nice wine holder. Naveyblue, I am about to post my very first lidded jewely box and all of mine were cut with a bandsaw, they are a blast.

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