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Wine Bottle Balancers-w/ new angle

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 606 days ago 2526 views 31 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!!





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degoose

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#1 posted 605 days ago

I like him…I am making a batch for a handmade expo this Sunday..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 605 days ago

You’re mastering these! Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 605 days ago

Jim there great but #4 is amazing looks less likely to work

Which makes it so clever.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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peteg

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#4 posted 605 days ago

Hey Jim, your Aussie mate Bob might not like you trying to break into his amrket :: )))))
grteat variation Mate well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 605 days ago

Great holders Jim, like the shapes and of course the touch of Aussie with the Kangaroo.
Pete there not a good market down this way, no balancers needed with the wine bottle, it’s all one motion, open, empty, open another one.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 605 days ago

Hey,Larry, How well do they sell down there?
I had one that I took to a lot of sales and never got a bite on it and it was a cool one- made from walnut and maple. Then I sold it at the last sale and I got orders for 4 more.

Bob. I hear ya. I do the same. Not time to balance it around here. These are for the Christmas gift market.

Jamie, I just added a 6th picture of the 4th balancer at work. It was made with the old angle in the fixture so it does not balance level, but it is real stable. It was almost in the fire wood barrel!!

Pete and Monte, thanks for the nice words!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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thewoodworker01

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#7 posted 605 days ago

Boy those are nice. I definiately like the kangroo in the middle. I think it adds a little more to the piece. Great job.

Christian

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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rance

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#8 posted 605 days ago

Jim, you’re doing the technology on these. Thanks for passing it on. Nice work btw.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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peteg

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#9 posted 605 days ago

Hey Bob, funny thing that eh, not much call over our way either, must be something to do with ‘down under” oopppsss’..... maybe shouldn’t have gone there ::: ))))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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sedcokid

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#10 posted 605 days ago

Jim, These are real beauties I like’em alot!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Omegacool

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#11 posted 605 days ago

good design i try

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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harry1

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#12 posted 605 days ago

What a great collection Jim. I found that a 40mm hole was big enough to allow most bottles that I tried to slide in and out to achieve a perfect balance.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 605 days ago

I found that I had better success with a 1-5/8” hole… It gave more room for minor adjustments of the bottles…

Haven’t been able to get back to it…

... but, I did have to go to 1-5/8” instead of 1.5”... it did make it better… for me…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 605 days ago

Nice bottle balance thingies Jim :)

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HalDougherty

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#15 posted 605 days ago

Make a bunch of them and take them to your local wine store… Call ‘em “TwoFers” as in “I’ll swap you two of them for one bottle of wine!” Nice looking project. I drill mine at 90 degrees and use a big round over bit in my router table to round over the edges of both the hole and the outside of the wine holder.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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