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Project by nittanylion posted 213 days ago 1390 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a picture of a wine rack similar to this online and figured I would give it a try. The two outside boards are walnut with maple sandwiched between them. Each board was about an inch thick. Two walnut boards and 4 maple boards made this one hell of a chunk of wood when the initial glue up was finished. After hand drawing the figure, I took it to the bandsaw, I’m guessing it was over 20 pounds! I busted two different bandsaw blades, spent hours on end sanding down, tried a new finish (Bush oil- wasn’t dry after two days), re-sanded it again, and then used Deft with a spray gun. I had a hard time letting this one go!! I hope my sister will be happy!

The board is maple and walnut as well, following the lead of a fellow Lumberjock! The utensils I roughed out of scrap walnut. I carved and sanded them down and finished them with salad bowl finish.

Next up- a changing table for my daughter who we will meet in 10 weeks!!!

Happy New Year to all you Lumberjocks out there!!!

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#1 posted 213 days ago

Well, the picture of the board did not load correctly!!! Oh well…

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#2 posted 213 days ago

The blades and hard work paid off. Great job and I love the design.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#3 posted 213 days ago

That’s a great design for a wine rack and you did a fine job on it.

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 213 days ago

Great design. Sorry it was so much work and frustration but the final outcome was well worth the effort in my eyes. Thanks for sharing an awesome project with all of us. I’ll file this one in my “to-do someday” list.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#5 posted 213 days ago

Great looking wine bottle rack, nice design…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 213 days ago

very,very nice,thanks for sharing…Happy new year with more dust…

-- bambi

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#7 posted 213 days ago

I’m going to have to do this project for someone next year. This is better than a lot of the gifts i gave people.

-- This is all make believe just like Bernoulli and his stupid principal.

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#8 posted 213 days ago

Great wine rack.

I collected few wine rack designs and a similar one was on my build target.
I am just dreading sanding the curvy parts.

Well done!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 212 days ago

That is an absolute gem ! Great work, beautiful outcome

-- Dick, Ohio

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#10 posted 212 days ago

Beautiful work! I really like the design and using the two colors of wood really accentuates it. Lots and lots of sanding, I’m sure. Do you have a spindle sander for that? Congratulations on the “soon expected new arrival”.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 212 days ago

Great looking wine rack. Might have to borrow this design and build one for my wife.

Just wondering on shaping the piece however. I know you cut it all from a big block on the bandsaw. I simply dread this idea as I know it will require a great amount of sanding afterwards. So I’m wondering – instead of cutting it from a large block, what about making a template that you can use with your router and pattern template bit and make each of the six ‘slices’ individually and then glue them up afterwards? Your template and router should allow you to produce identical pieces and the resulting glue up should require minimal sanding/scraping afterwards. Might (and I say might cause I haven’t tried this) be another method to consider.


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#12 posted 207 days ago

Nice gift, very inspireing design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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