Wine Caddies

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Project by marcbousquet posted 04-21-2022 08:13 PM 525 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a pair of wine caddies using a template I got online. I glued up some Peruvian walnut, Bolivian rosewood, and some scrap hard maple I had. Traced out the template, drilled out the three holes, and then rough cut the template. I then turned to the router table with a compression trim bit which worked great except for the tip on the left side which ended up tearing out some of the wood on each of them. To fix the damaged portions, I set up a chamfer bit to trim get rid of the tear out followed by some quick passes on my disk sander to even out the tips area.

I then free hand cut the slots to connect to the smaller holes to allow wine glass stems to pass through before using some sand paper on a thin piece of scrap to smooth out the insides of the slots. Then came progressive sanding up to 220 grit using my ROS and a lot of hand sanding for the inside of the holes and the chamfers before I raised the grain with some misted water before then sanding up to 400 grit. I used my new electric branding iron to mark them. That was followed by a couple of coats of Watco Danish oil.

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#1 posted 04-21-2022 08:30 PM

Looking good.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#2 posted 04-22-2022 01:40 PM

those are nice, especially the lumber used.
btw – if you do any shows, you might want to take 10 or 15 of those – just sayin’

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 04-22-2022 01:53 PM

Stuff like that is one of the new hot items.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#4 posted 04-22-2022 02:18 PM

love the color combo. very nice!!!

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#5 posted 04-22-2022 03:25 PM

Beautiful – they look a little like mini surfboards.
I’m hoping to get a branding iron for my birthday. I have my dad’s and you have to heat it with a torch. I want an electric one.

-- Mark in SoCal

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