Shot Glass / Display Shelf

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Project by Tom Goodman posted 08-03-2008 09:54 AM 5882 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this shot glass shelf for a young friend of mine. It’s made with bloodwood and pine. it is 32” tall by 10” wide.

When I went online looking for ideals all I found was big boxes with little cubby holes that you hang on the wall.
Well I decided to step out of the box (sorry) and make something that can also be used for things of different sizes and shapes.
As I did with the Quilt Rack (first project posted) that I made….I look online and they are all pretty much the same basic patterns.
I was never one to follow others when I do my projects. and I can never keep to the plan, It will ! change a couple of times be for it’s done.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#1 posted 08-03-2008 09:57 AM

very nice contrasting woods and design : )

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#2 posted 08-03-2008 10:01 AM

good job.very beautiful piece

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#3 posted 08-03-2008 04:04 PM

One question though …. Is your shop all red now from all that bloodwood?

Nice job Tom!

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#4 posted 08-03-2008 06:52 PM

Like the contrasting wood and good proportions

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#5 posted 08-03-2008 07:05 PM

I like it allot! I have a rather large collection (250+) of shot glasses myself, the only thing that may need to be considered is that if it is mounted to the wall near a door, the slight vibrations from the door closing and opening over time will cause the glasses to shift and some fall off, I have lost 4 glasses in this manner over the years. Great work!

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#6 posted 08-03-2008 08:29 PM

ooooooh the colours!!! What a beautiful piece.

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#7 posted 08-03-2008 10:19 PM

Great looking wood, and a very nice design.

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#8 posted 08-04-2008 06:37 AM

Hi Tom;

Very handsome project. Great choice of woods.


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#9 posted 08-05-2008 08:59 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 08-06-2008 01:38 AM

As usual…impressive work! I think I have found a challenging piece for you over here. My meager woodworking skills couldn’t hack it, but I have no doubt you could.

-- Tonya Cave, Italy

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#11 posted 04-09-2009 05:48 AM

I like your attitude about changing. I always remind myself of an old Molokai saying that an unaimed arrow never misses…
I really do like this design.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 04-09-2009 06:10 AM

Do you think possibly using a slightly oversized forstner bit for the base of the glasses could prevent them from falling off so easy?

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#13 posted 04-09-2009 07:13 AM

interpim….... I was going to use a Forster bit but that would have limited what you could have put on it and I wanted it to be used for other things if needed.
But I do appreciate your input. This is why I love Lumberjocks so much.
Thank you

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#14 posted 08-24-2009 10:32 PM

Velly velly nice.

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#15 posted 08-24-2009 11:25 PM

that’s nice well done

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