Wenge & Yellowheart curved balancing bottle holders

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 242 days ago 1777 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A batch job of 12 curved balancing bottle holders made from Wenge and Yellowheart. Finished with 5 or 6 coats of clear poly and then buffed and waxed. The width is about 3” and hole size 1 3/8”. I had hoped 12 would be sufficient for gifting this year, but nope, too few. Seems like I never have enough inventory for gifts. Anyone else experience the same thing with projects ?

Also a peak at my biggest cutting board ever (17”x28”) in progress. You can see the handle and edge.

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

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#1 posted 242 days ago

Well done Geoff. I just finished 30 clocks for this years gifts. I will share them after Christmas. I like the bottle holders. Great look. Making Christmas gifts is the best fun.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#2 posted 242 days ago

Nice one Geoff great combo of timbers really sets them off. Best of luck for 2014 : BazzA.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#3 posted 242 days ago

Those are really nice…did you bend the wood and if you did, how thick is the wood…please share more with us

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 242 days ago

Very cool. I have never seen them curved before

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 242 days ago


-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 242 days ago

Very cool! I like the curved design and the wood choices are a striking match!
I’m curious also if these were cut curved or if you reshaped them… The grain doesn’t look like it was just cut…

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#7 posted 242 days ago

Sounds like Santa needs a helper ;-) Great build Geoff, the recipients of these holders will be a happy lot for sure.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 242 days ago

Those are really nice bottle holders, I love the contrasting woods.

Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#9 posted 242 days ago

The bottle holders are made from solid wood and cut to shape following a pattern. No bending or wood steaming is required to make them. For my builds I make the block first and then just glue the pattern onto it and follow the lines when cutting with a bandsaw and then finish sanding to the lines. Drill a 1 3/8” hole for the bottle prior to final sanding.

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

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#10 posted 242 days ago

Very Good work and Very nice smart Idea

-- Waleed Waheed

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-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 242 days ago

Great choice of woods Geoff. Did you find the Wenge hard to sand?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#13 posted 242 days ago

Great work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#14 posted 242 days ago

Good job! The color comgination is great.

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#15 posted 242 days ago

Well done Geoff.
Santa has been a very busy person this year. Quite the production run – Yow!

Merry Christmas,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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