More wine bottle balances

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Project by Andy123 posted 08-28-2011 05:10 AM 1856 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like how my other one turned out, so I decided to make some more. I had to mill up a lot of burl, I wish I had a band saw. This was the first time I used Danish Oil, but it seems to bring out the wood grain well. Tell what you think and if I can make any improvements. Also, how much do you think I could sell these for? These are Oak and Maple Burl with tight birds eye.

The last photo is a wine bottle balance I made with some small scraps of Oak and Walnut I had.


-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-28-2011 05:49 AM

I’d try $20…........Jim

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

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#2 posted 08-28-2011 03:55 PM

They are all turning out nicely. For setting your prices, I would recommend starting plain ones at say $15 and go up a few $s increments as you add details/exotic woods. If you keep under $20 you should be safe.

I actually made a few last night myself after looking at yours and others. The only difference is that I made to hold beer bottles…..I’m not sofisticated enough to drink wine…ha.

If you are going to attempt to sell in your local area, I recommend have a few laser engraved with your local sport’s teams, NASCAR drivers, etc. You could probably sell plain ones to a local trophy shop plain and they could eat the cost to personallize as customers desired. Just a thought…..

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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#3 posted 08-28-2011 06:35 PM

Thanks for the advice guys. I went by a local wine store the other day and they did not have anything like this. They did not even have any wine bottle stoppers. So I think I’ll stop by there and show them some of my work.


-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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