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Project by Robsshop posted 12-27-2013 03:41 PM 1458 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 12-27-2013 04:22 PM

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

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 06:49 PM

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 12-28-2013 12:17 AM

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

CtL

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 12:26 AM

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 12-28-2013 03:43 AM

Great look and wonderful technique!

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 10:32 AM

Nice…

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#7 posted 01-01-2014 05:48 AM

Thanks @ Carbide and Larry, much appreciated.

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

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