Balancing bottle holders

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 324 days ago 1496 views 9 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 323 days ago

Hello CalgaryGeoff

Great work
Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 323 days ago

Nice work. That cat looks very unimpressed, though.

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#3 posted 323 days ago

Looks great and the cat seems ready for a nap.

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#4 posted 323 days ago

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

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#6 posted 323 days ago

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 323 days ago


I like these curved ones more that the straight ones.

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#8 posted 323 days ago

Very cool and fancy…thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 323 days ago

I like these, very nice Geoff

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#10 posted 323 days ago

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

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#11 posted 323 days ago

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.


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#13 posted 323 days ago

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

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 323 days ago

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 323 days ago

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

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