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Project by rustfever posted 12-25-2009 06:44 AM 1856 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being an amature wine maker and professional winery builder as well as a woodworking nut, I alway am on the lookout of different ways to present special wines. As a gift, or just to display.

This is a piece I created. I started with some Claro Walnut, harvested from a dead tree in a firends front yard. I used mostly highly figured woods from the root ball. I machined the wood to 5/8” on the base, 1” x 1” for the handle, and 7/16” on the two ‘loop’s. The finishing started with sanding to 400, then #0000 steel wool. Two coast of Tung oil were followed by the three-step buffing process.

I made 8 of these for Christmas gift the season. Altho I showed commercial wines in these pictures, each of the gifted units contained one bottle each of my 2007 Cabernet and 2008 Zinfandel red wines.

-- Rustfever, Central California





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degoose

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 06:51 AM

Very unusual Idea… as I only drink wine from cardboard… of no use to me… but a nice job just the same..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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#2 posted 12-25-2009 12:37 PM

Awww Degoose you killing me! I like it, very different and you are thinking out side the box! Yes wine does come in bottles as well. LOL I think some contrating colored wood could really add some more interest to it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-25-2009 06:04 PM

Very nice Rustfever.

Great looking design.

Merry Christmas and A Happy and Blessed New Year

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 07:01 PM

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 08:21 PM

looks good…sorry i have been sooo busy…hope all is well…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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