Suspended Wine Holder

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Project by scrollingmom posted 10-31-2013 06:45 PM 1649 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw these and thought I would like to try in making some as well. Not too sure that I got the angle correct. I would like the wine bottle to fit a little further into the hole. There are so many different types of bottles, I don’t know how to make one size fit all. I’ll have to play some more with that. I did use the concept from another LJ on a jig for drilling the hole with the drill press, Jim Jakosh’s blog. Worked pretty good, thank you.

One is made of Oak and Walnut, the other is made of Catalpa and Walnut. I really like the way the Walnut shows through. They are 3/4” thick. I finished them with spray lacquer.

The pattern came out of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine, Summer 2008. The pattern itself is created by Gary MacKay and Chrestensen Burghout Designs.

All comments are welcome thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 06:47 PM

I’ve seen a lot of wine/bottle holders on here, but you certainly raise the bar with your work. Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 08:26 PM

That is just so cool! Nice wood and the design is awesome. Congratulations on a superb build.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 10-31-2013 08:53 PM

Very nicely done, Kelly!

I do like the way you used the different layers to highlight your scrollwork – nice!

And, you are correct about the “correct angle” – every bottle will balance differently anyway so don’t worry about it! :-)



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#4 posted 10-31-2013 10:03 PM

I really like this design and build. You did an excellent job!! How did you get the flower design? Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#5 posted 10-31-2013 11:08 PM

Kelly, Very nice. I like the layered look and will have to try that on the next ones I make. I use a very simple model and don’t need to drill any angled holes. If you are interested send me your e-mail and I will send you a sketch up drawing of how I make mine.


-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 10-31-2013 11:08 PM

Very nice job on those balancers, Kelly.
cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 10-31-2013 11:24 PM

Love the way you did this Kelly. My husband made one of these last year for his brother – just a plain one, no beautiful scrolling like yours. I think he must have made about 6 before he got the angle right. You did an awesome job.

-- Anna

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#8 posted 11-01-2013 12:01 AM

Thank you everyone, you’re so encouraging.

SteveGaskins: the pattern came out of Scroll Saw Wood working magazine. Summer 2008.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#9 posted 11-01-2013 01:27 AM

Hi Kelly, glad you could use my style of fixture. I don’t know if I mentioned it in there, but I spray silicone on the forstner bit just before cutting. It keeps it cooler so it does not expand and bind when going through such a thickness of wood

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

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#10 posted 11-01-2013 12:59 PM

Very classy veeno holders

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 11-04-2013 10:33 AM

Looks great! Your scrollwork added a lot of class!


-- Paul,

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