another floating bottle piece

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Project by Edward83 posted 06-29-2010 02:57 AM 2485 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this on accident, no kidding, it was a piece of scrap with an angle cut on one end and a hole sawed in the other end, and I have seen these before when I noticed what it looked like I tried it out and it worked, but only for the bottle of worchestershire sauce. So I played around with angles and made the hole bigger and prettied it up a bit and now I have a floating wine bottle holder

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#1 posted 06-29-2010 03:21 AM

i’ve never seen that before. pretty cool!!

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#2 posted 06-29-2010 03:48 AM

Looks good, and a nice use of scrap wood. But what is wrong with a floating bottle of Worcestershire Sauce?

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#3 posted 06-29-2010 05:08 AM

Very cool! Does it only float with a full bottle? I’d love to make these, how’d you do it? I mean is there an angle you started with and what size bottle of wine and how stable is it, I have four kids you know?
ps hey you better oil those knife handles in the background or they’ll carck on you :-)

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#4 posted 06-29-2010 05:46 AM

Thanks fellas

Dan Honestly it was an accident that the scrap just happened to be that way but the adjustments I made were very easy, It was longer and required less of an angle, 20 degrees was the first angle but then I shortened it and had to go with a larger angle. I think it wound up being a 33.5 degree angle or close to that, it was really just trial and error but was perfected in just fifteen minutes. There are four children running around my house too! I wouldn’t call it earthquake proof but surprizingly we have been poking it all night and watching it find it’s balance point again. It shouldn’t take any time to try and balance it you should just be able to put it right up and you know your there. Also they did float without being full you just have to slide the neck of the bottle in or out a little. -Ed those knives are as good as oiled once the coffee gets brewing!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#5 posted 06-29-2010 05:49 AM

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 07:42 AM

When I made my first attempt at these.. I just guessed… but Neil …. NBeener… sent this comment..
Cut a 2 3/4” wide board 8 1/4” long with one end cut at about a 40 degree angle, drill a 1 3/16” diameter hole with a hole saw or expansion bit 6 5/8” from angled end. You may have to sand the angle to adjust it to work, thickness of wood affects the balance.
Hope this helps…

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 11:50 PM

I’ve always liked these. Is the hole drilled straight through (at a 90 to the wood )or is the hole drilled on an angle??

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#8 posted 06-30-2010 02:26 AM

I had the opportunity to make a couple for my wife, she loved it!. I used a 60 degree angle.

Marcfrommy: the hole is with the same angle.

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#9 posted 06-30-2010 02:54 AM

That is very intertaining display.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#10 posted 07-02-2010 03:01 AM

ahh ,I see it now that the hole is in the same angle as the bottom. I dont think I can drill that without something jumping all over the place.

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#11 posted 07-31-2010 12:01 PM

That’s just plain wrong :)... Looks really cool… Got to make me one for myself:)

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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