|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-27-2012 07:18 PM||3024 views||34 times favorited||27 comments|
This batch of balancers were made with the revised angle of 35 degrees on my drilling fixture and a 50 degree angle on the base. It made the bottles balance level. I had my friend Mike at the trophy shop laser in the bottle with a kangaroo on it. I stained the lasered area with mahogany stain afterwards.
I used beech and maple for the first 6 and the two tone one is mahogany with maple legs. That was a save of a test piece that was too short to balance so I modified it a bit.
The last 2 shots were a test I did after Harry1 showed me it could be done with a straight hole. I drilled a 1.5” hole and routed a 45 degree chamfer on both sides like Harry did but I put a 53 degree angle on the bottom and it balanced pretty level. It is cut in on both sides because it was a piece of scrap with nasty knot hole on one side so I had to cut away that much to clean it up.
All are finished with clear matte spray.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!