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Wine Rack, Wenge and Spalted Hackberry

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Project by Blackie_ posted 04-26-2013 02:16 PM 1084 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured: Since my first wine rack was such a big hit I decided to take a different approach with this design, this is an 8 bottle rack large enough to hold any size bottle, I made this rack from Wenge and Spalted Hackberry.

Story: On my last blog I had mentioned a failed cut and my repair well this was the project I was working on, though I don’t think it stands out as much as my first rack did.

Build: Boards were cut to size using the miter saw, dados were cut using the Incra 1000 miter gauge on the tablesaw and the bottle holders were cut on the bandsaw.

Finish and Measurements: It is finished in one coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax, it measures 18” high, 11” wide and 8” Deep.

Side Note: Be sure to take gloves with you when handling wenge in the raw board form at lumber yard, it bites hard, talking about splinters Ouch!.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 02:32 PM

Looks cool!

About the wenge splinters – Not only do they hurt like hell, wenge splinters are toxic and can sometimes cause sepsis (a sometimes lethal blood infection)! And definitely wear a dust mask around that stuff too because it can inflame the lungs.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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grizzman

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 02:35 PM

looks really nice, but is its size practical, it holds 8 bottles of wine right ?..it just seems kinda large to hold just 8 bottles, dont get me wrong, its a beautiful job, and i love the wood choices, but im just wondering about its size..and i know what you mean about getting bit, have you ever handled southern heart pine, the old stuff…i think the same kind of bite..so what do you think…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 02:53 PM

Thanks for that tid bit Brian, great to know.

Grizz this was a trial and error, it’s my first I was thinking if someone wanted to put a magnum size in it they would be able to, the spaces are 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” but honestly I don’t really know.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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CalgaryGeoff

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 03:19 PM

Magnum bottles need love too, good looking build.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 03:25 PM

Very nice wine rack, Randy!!!................Jim

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 03:52 PM

Nice size. Good looking piece.

-- 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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grizzman

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 07:22 PM

well your the artist on this, having it this way does give you the latitude of putting in different size bottles…i hope you know i was not being critical , just wondered about its dimensions, have a good week end randy…maybe there will be a weekend cruise on that bike..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 04-26-2013 10:59 PM

Randy, this is your usual great design and fine workmanship. Do be careful of Wenge it is beautiful…and lethal. The “spline” look on the ends is especially eye-catching. I would also like a picture of the rack with some bottles on it so we could see its effective design. Enjoy your weekend. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Roger

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#9 posted 04-26-2013 11:31 PM

Missing somethin verrrrry important…............ lol Nice rack Randy. OH, did I say that???

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 04-27-2013 12:45 AM

That looks nice but I thought the previous one was more decorative. But you could put a lot of wine in this one!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 04-27-2013 03:24 AM

Looks Great Randy! I didn’t know that about wenge splinters !! Good to know!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 04-27-2013 04:31 AM

Very awesome…! The spalted hackberry and wenge are a good looking combination. I have good firsthand info about wenge splinters and…well yuck! It is a beautiful wood but sure does splinter easy.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 04-27-2013 11:05 AM

Thanks everyone,

Andy, thanks you are right, that’s kind of what I meant when I said.
“though I don’t think it stands out as much as my first rack did.’

Big Al, thanks as for as the pics with bottle, I did do a test run and actually the 8” is almost to wide, a 7 – 6” would have been much better, as mentioned below I have a show today but if I still have it I’ll add the photos once the show is over today.

I have a show today Sat the 27th and so I’ll see how they both do if at all but yea the first one I got way more hits, views and comments on.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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