Balance Wine Holders

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Project by GenuineGeek posted 11-11-2013 04:27 AM 1678 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple, Walnut, Pine, African Mahogany, Beech.
I am making dozens of these to sell at a craft sale in a couple of weeks.
Approximately 45% angle at the bottom and a hole for a wine bottle neck to fit in. Once balanced they are remarkably stable.
I use wood that is being tossed out by a stair and railing company in Calgary, wood that they place in a “firewood” bin at the back of their factory and make various artistic pieces from. Do you think I owe them a royalty?

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#1 posted 11-11-2013 07:10 AM

Nice balancers. A royalty would only be in order if they contributed to the artistic input in what you make from the wood. A balancer or something else as a thank you to the manager or person responsible for providing the free wood would however be a nice thank you gesture.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 07:18 AM

Good job on the holders and wood.

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 12:03 PM

No on royalty, but you could given them a holder and a bottle of wine. Heck, they might give you better scraps. (-:

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 11-11-2013 12:42 PM

Why the two holer?

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 03:49 AM

Mister Bill, The two holer, is for two bottles of wine. If one is good, then two is even better.

It was actually a fellow LumberJock who works at that stair company who turned me on to the access to the wood. He even offered me a tour of the place. I used to work at a stair company when I was 20, but this place is much bigger. It was tongue-in-cheek when I asked “Do I owe them a royalty.”

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