Every year, my family holds a drawing to see who is going to give gifts to who. This year I drew my cousin-in-law? (cousin’s wife).
She wants a wine rack, and I asked my cousin about what she likes. He says she is nutty for stars, and they are all over her house. My first idea was to make a star shaped frame, with each of the star legs big enough to hold a bottle of wine, and the middle could be a small shelf to either hold one more bottle, or maybe a cork screw and some stoppers. I am even thinking of turing a few stoppers as a nice little addition.
I am trying to make a small prototype out of some scrap plywood, and it is already a nightmare of angles!
getting the angles cut so the pieces match up to form a star point simply isn’t working, and I can’t figure out for the life of me what I am doing wrong. I drew it up in Sketchup, and measured the angles and set up the TS, and it’s no where close…
I am bad at angles, always have been, but I didn’t figure this would be quite so difficult.
I am pretty well ready to scrap my first idea, but I am having trouble coming up with a replacement.
I have been looking at wine rack photos all morning, and have a few that i like, and could just decorate with some stars cut out on a band saw, but they would all require holes to be drilled at soft angles. My drill press doesn’t have a tilting table, and there is no way I could use a cordless drill and get it right.
does anyone have an idea how I could either make my first idea work, or a simple way to make drilling slight angles precise and repeatable? I have thought about making an angled jig for the drill press, but my drill press is so small, I can’t fit the drill bit, jig, and the piece to be drilled into it…
I am quite sure I have started to over-think this, so I figured I would throw it to you guys for some suggestions to simplify my build.
any ideas would be appreciated!
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