Ruthenium wine rack

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Project by KnickKnack posted 11-26-2013 11:38 AM 1273 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I still had a goodly number of bottles of wine not en-racked, so I decided to make another wine rack.

I was doodling about on my electronic piece of paper, whilst looking at my previous efforts, and it suddenly popped into my head that I could turn around the angles of the legs on my first, and, possibly, just possibly, the legs could be bottle supports in the style of this guy. This, of course, is something of a “thing” for me – structure that serves multiple purposes. It also incorporates what I call the “double Rietveld joint”, of which I’m particularly fond.

Well, after a few hours work, I did manage to make it work – an interesting mathematical challenge – the key to which isn’t, as popular myth would have it, 42 at all, it’s actually 44, and, by division into 2, 22 – the gaps are 44, the leg width at the bottom is 44, the half struts are 22, and the leg height at the top is 22.

This presented a new challenge for me – normally I’ll cut a bit of wood to “about the right size” since it’s not important whether a tray is 35 or 38 cm long – but for this it had to be 44 or, by the time I got to the 4th story, it just wasn’t going to work out.

Oak, ash and beech – all post-fumed to make the ash look a little more “evil”.
Finished with linseed oil.
Size… well, it’s all multiples of 44, isn’t it!

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

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 12:31 AM

Very nice design. I think it turned out perfectly.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 12-01-2013 02:44 PM

Nice wine rack.

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

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#3 posted 12-01-2013 02:47 PM

This is very attractive and makes a great way to store a few wine bottles. You did a nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 12-02-2013 02:40 PM

Looks great and sturdy, cool design and great joints. It holds enough wine bottles. Great job!

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