Wine Stand

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Project by fissionchips posted 11-13-2011 10:18 PM 2929 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carved from a 5 inch birch branch. I’m completely new to drawknives and spokeshaves and am having an absolute blast with them.

The spalting was a nice surprise, so I shaved away until it appeared on the front face. Finished with BLO, varnish oil, beeswax.

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#1 posted 11-13-2011 10:37 PM

Really cool, original idea. I like it!

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#2 posted 11-13-2011 10:51 PM

me too, like it !!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 11-13-2011 10:52 PM

Very unique!!!

-- Wayne, Ottawa, Ont

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 10:56 PM

Nice job. I like it.

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#5 posted 11-13-2011 11:33 PM

Very nice … I like this more than the balancers.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 11-14-2011 03:51 AM

Great display for a bottle and very unique .
Nicely done and an original , looks great !


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 04:04 AM

It really compliments the wine bottle. Great idea for displaying a bottle.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 11-14-2011 06:31 PM

Wow, more details please! I am going to make one of these!

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#9 posted 11-14-2011 06:52 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments. NateX, I can’t think of much to advice except to sharpen your chisels! Another tool I used was a small scorp to hollow out the bottle recess, but a gouge would work equally well. I started with a log that had a slight bend in it. By cutting the base square, the top leaned back giving a nice presentation angle. The rest of the form presented itself along the way.

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#10 posted 11-14-2011 08:17 PM

Great idea!! Very creative!!

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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#11 posted 11-14-2011 11:49 PM

gorgeous lines!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#12 posted 03-23-2013 05:46 PM

This is a gold nugget that I just found! WOW! LOVE it!

Thank goodness for the rotating projects on the home page!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 03-24-2013 03:09 AM

Hi Todd,
Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed this piece. It makes any bottle that much more inviting.

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#14 posted 09-30-2015 08:33 PM

I love this. It’s a perfect addition to my rustic home. Just two weeks about we cut down 3 large trees. I’m sure I’ll find a few good chunks to see if I can replicate your design. Thanks for sharing.

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#15 posted 10-07-2015 04:49 AM

Thanks Linda. I’ve been meaning to repeat this one too, I think it could be done with any soft wood. The branch I used had a natural curve in it, which surely contributed to the reclined angle of the back.

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