|Project by wunderaa||posted 12-13-2012 08:00 PM||1808 views||10 times favorited||4 comments|
Needing to get some gifts out to family members quickly, I turned to a couple of LJ favorites: Trivets and Wine Bottle Balancers.
The trivets were made from two pieces of 8/4 walnut glued side by side and then passed through a dado stack at the TS. Going through the stack just past half of the height 90 degrees opposed on opposite faces gives you the waffle look. Very quick, very easy. Finished in mineral oil.
The wine balancers were made from some 5/4 african mahogany I had. Pictures don’t do it justice, as the grain is fantastic. I don’t have a drill press at the moment, so I had to stick with a straight through hole and a bottle that sits above parallel to the ground. I don’t think the recipients will mind! Finished in BLO and wipe on poly.