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Project by KnickKnack posted 193 days ago 1314 views 34 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little while ago, Gene was good enough to spend some time giving me a few pointers as to how I might improve the quality of my work, and some methods by which I could hone a design in an attempt to depress the elusive shift key. His words were never far from my mind as a went about creating this piece, which I dedicate to him.
A friend of mine owns BikersBase, a country house “hotel” which caters specifically to people who travel under the maxim “two wheels good, four wheels bad”, so, when he asked me to make him a wine rack (in truth, I asked him to ask me), it was obvious there had to be a big emphasis on style and elegance.
A conservative estimate puts the time I spent just doing the design of this chap at a little shy of 13 hours – and all to join 5 pieces of wood together with 6 dowel joints…

My first prototype…

Second prototype – honed with different angles…

Fumed oak with faint red highlights and Jatobá.
Finished with tung oil.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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hjbdc

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#1 posted 192 days ago

Very nice!

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Michael Wilson

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#2 posted 192 days ago

THAT’S pretty.

Nicely done.

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balidoug

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#3 posted 192 days ago

You could not have chosen a better tutor, nor presented him with a more gratifying result. The design reflects the time invested, the execution is worthy of the design. Nicely done.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#4 posted 192 days ago

Very nice design and build,looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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snoman1973

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#5 posted 192 days ago

Beautiful in it’s simple “looking” design. Not everything needs to be ornate to good. Nice work :)

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 192 days ago

Unique and elegant design. Looks great. And a good way to use scraps.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Betsy

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#7 posted 192 days ago

I think you learned well. This should go over well.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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majuvla

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#8 posted 192 days ago

Unique and awsome design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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rance

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#9 posted 192 days ago

Very cool, and different.

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

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CalgaryGeoff

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#10 posted 192 days ago

That is a stylish piece, I love the angels and wedges. Very nice job.

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

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watermark

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#11 posted 192 days ago

Great piece cool design.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Tooch

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#12 posted 192 days ago

sweet looking design, how did you taper the middle plank?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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KnickKnack

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#13 posted 191 days ago

…how did you taper the middle plank?

The top 2 “arms” are taken from the same board, “simply” resawn at an angle.
Then the top “arm” is chopped down to a smaller length – it has the same “wedge angle” as the middle “arm”.
The bottom “arm”, ditto from a smaller board, except I have a wedge leftover :-)
Then sand/scrape/plane flat.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Roger

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#14 posted 190 days ago

Really simple, really nice. I like it

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 169 days ago

Very COOL!

-- 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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