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Project by Robsshop posted 207 days ago 1392 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started out with intentions of making a few wine tilts for Christmas gifts and my list just kept growing! As these were my first attempt, it took some trial and error until I came up with a working pattern and jig to help with repeatable drilling ops. I put together a jig that was adjustable to help with dialing In different angles and used a 1 1/2” fostner bit on the DP Table. I used an assortment of domestic and exotic woods and had fun with different inlays and patterns. Each tilt is unique in that respect and probably was the hardest aspect of putting them together. I finished them with a simple 3 part oil mixture. Along with a favorite bottle of wine or cooking oil we handed them out at Christmas time and they all seemed to be well received. In fact, orders for more have been placed by family and friends alike ! Thanks for taking a look and Happy Holidays…..Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)





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MisterBill

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#1 posted 207 days ago

Very nice! Like snowflakes: no two are alike…..

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trees2pens

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#2 posted 207 days ago

These bottle balances look great. I’ve made a few and never thought about inlays. Honestly, that detail makes all the difference. The strip in the middle with dots (photo 3) is my favorite. Well done.

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Rob, A great looking collection. I really like the inlay idea.

CtL

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Robsshop

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#4 posted 207 days ago

Thanks Fellows, adding the inlay definitely adds some pop and it lets you practice the skill as well without the worries of destroying a large furniture piece !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 207 days ago

Great look and wonderful technique!

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#6 posted 203 days ago

Nice…

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Robsshop

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#7 posted 203 days ago

Thanks @ Carbide and Larry, much appreciated.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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