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Project by ralbuck posted 12-12-2018 08:39 PM 1067 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The base was cut from an unknown piece of firewood, that I thought was to pretty to just burn. I do think it is cherry, but, am a long ways from sure.

I had cut the shape sometime ago and it was just migrating around the shop for a few?? months. O. K. maybe several, any way I just could not decide what to try to do with it.

I had saved some desert glasses from some ice cream things that the family had bought with the ice cream in the glasses.

I had the glasses in the drawer with the odd drill bits etc. I was going to experiment with an expanding hole cutter that I previously purchased, but not used. When I saw the glasses; it hit me to do my experiment with the shop migrant.

Well the bottom needed something too. not just flat. So, the branch of hardwood (? Locust) would do. I cut some and the used the scrollsaw to get the shape and flattened2 sides with the belt sander. Well to make it stay better than just glue, I used bamboo skewers to pin it from the top. Finish is just a VERY quick spray of poly.

Now it needed a scratch proof base. Dollar tree felt pads took care of that.

I had made it just BECAUSE.

It now is becoming part of a birthday gift to a family friend. Fine by me.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 08:41 PM

It’s so good to see timber being found in a new purpose….. nicely done!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 12-12-2018 09:50 PM

Mighty Fine! a good save on the pretty wood also.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 12-12-2018 10:01 PM

That is good thinking. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 10:20 PM

*It’s a nice piece and interesting at that. Should make a unique gift.
Glasses in the drawer with drill bits. Sounds a little like some of my storage drawers. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-12-2018 10:43 PM

Great way to use up those odds and ends! (feels good doesn’t it 8^)

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#6 posted 12-12-2018 11:29 PM

Good save on the wood and interesting project – It reminds me of one of those beer tasting things you get at the good breweries and bars. Will make a great gift!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 12-13-2018 12:31 AM

Fine looking present, and it’s got a story behind it!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 12-13-2018 01:46 AM

Nice holder, Ralph! I do think it is cherry!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 05:12 AM

Nice work master craftsman, look like bump or something on the front edge, what is it?

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 12-13-2018 10:20 AM

What did you fill the shot glasses with for happy hour???

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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#11 posted 12-13-2018 03:11 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 12-13-2018 03:51 PM

Looking very good!

-- Vladimir , Serbia/Finland ,

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#13 posted 12-14-2018 06:03 AM

That’s a great idea for give away….

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 12-21-2018 01:08 PM

Ralph….Lovely Project and very well Crafted,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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