Bourbon Decanter, Glasses, and Tray Set

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Project by OttoH posted 05-29-2014 01:37 AM 2166 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to come up with a presentation for the High School Principal who is leaving. They wanted to do something that would be memorable, something he could display and use around the house. I came up with this tray and decanter set, the town we live in was home to the Homestake Gold Mine until it closed a few years back.

The tray is made out of two Red Oak boards that were glued up side by side and was carved on my CNC. The glass and decanter places were inset 15 hundredths of an inch, the two circles below the decanter are for 3.4 grains of gold from the mine and their small label authenticating them as part of the last gold retrieved from the mine.

The lettering was cut with my favorite carving bit a V60 ΒΌ inch router bit. I put four coats of natural Min Wax finish on the tray and three coats of Min Wax paste wax to seal it.

I engraved the decanter and the glasses on my laser with the school logo which is the Pick, Pan, and Shovel logo on the tray.

I love it when they come to me with a basic idea and give me total artistic control over the project, so much easier than going back and forth with designs.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 01:44 AM

Very nice work. We’ll earned on his part.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 02:24 AM

That is a very nice tribute!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 07:58 AM

Very nice


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#4 posted 05-29-2014 02:45 PM


-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 02:52 PM

A very nice set indeed.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 09:38 PM

Well thought out design…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 05-30-2014 12:19 AM

After dealing with kids running around screaming and yelling all day, he certainly is going to need that bourbon!

What a great looking serving tray and decanter set. I’m sure he’s going to appreciate and enjoy it very much!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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