|Forum topic by Cory||posted 12-03-2009 05:33 PM||5418 views||2 times favorited||8 replies|
12-03-2009 05:33 PM
I’m building a wine bottle holder as a Christmas present and I need some help. I’ve got two pieces of Marblewood that I’m going to join together. The problem is that the wood is incredibly hard (it laughed at me when i tried to shoot a brad nail into it) and I’m trying to join a piece with end grain to a piece with face grain. I’m sure that glue alone won’t hold up. I got the design idea from a project here on LJ, but I can’t find it now. It’s going to be able to hold 3 bottles of wine, so I need the base.
Should I try to use dowels? Screws from underneath? I put it into some clamps today to hold it in place, but it’s at an odd angle and I’m afraid I’m going to ruin some pretty lumber (not that that has ever stopped me before, but I’m on a deadline!).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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