Balancing bottle holders

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 10-09-2013 05:43 PM 2500 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two bottle holders are made from solid Purple Heart and Bloodwood laminated together. The pattern calls for 2” widths, but this was a special request from my dear old dad, so these holders are 3” widths. Finished with three coats of polyurethane and then buffed out. The center hole is 1 1/2” rather than 1 3/8” to accommodate larger bottles.

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

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 06:07 PM

Hello CalgaryGeoff

Great work
Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 06:27 PM

Nice work. That cat looks very unimpressed, though.

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 06:45 PM

Looks great and the cat seems ready for a nap.

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 07:53 PM

That is a beautiful piece, and the wood selection is perfect. I will have to try making one of these.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 07:55 PM


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

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#6 posted 10-09-2013 08:06 PM

Hello CalgaryGeoff,

Of course you know what to add to these projects, when you pass them out as gifts? A slender piece of paper needs to be included with these words INSPECTED BY INSPECTOR 23 and include the picture of the cat.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#7 posted 10-09-2013 08:51 PM


I like these curved ones more that the straight ones.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 10:21 PM

Very cool and fancy…thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 10-09-2013 11:11 PM

I like these, very nice Geoff

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#10 posted 10-09-2013 11:29 PM

Very Very Nice ! top quality lovely finnish as well. Touch of Class !

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 10-09-2013 11:54 PM

I love the wood combination, great choice. Purpleheart is my absolute favourite timber.
Excellent job on the finish and thanks for showing.
I see you’re a cat man like me.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 10-10-2013 12:50 AM


-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#13 posted 10-10-2013 12:56 AM

great project, where did you get the pattern for them?

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#14 posted 10-10-2013 02:03 AM

Thanks everyone for comments.

Larry, good idea, I’ll use a flash for pictures,

The cat is doing his cat stuff, looking for something else to be doing. :-), good kitty.

The pattern I use came from WOOD magazine by better home and garden, the Dec/Jan 2005/2006 issue 167

I’ve seen it in other mags as well.

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

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#15 posted 10-10-2013 02:33 AM

Wonderful work..They turned out really well. Love the cat pic also..GREAT detail in the pic.

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