First post- Ballroom dancing wine bottle balancer for student

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Project by Reverse_Pivot posted 11-25-2013 05:23 PM 2299 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for one of my dance students who is really into wine. Don’t have a scroll saw, so I had to carve the top by hand, with a coping saw. Worked out all right, for someone with no discernible artistic talent. Used a piece of 2×4.

One thing I noticed, the bevel angle is critical, but variable, based on the length, weight, etc, and it would balance with some bottles. but not others. So, I changed the bevel so that when a bottle tipped it, it would fall forward. Now, some bottles balance, and the ones that don’t, you can just pull the neck out a little until it balances. It was the only solution I could think of to make it universal, without making it 2” thick!

It is about a foot long, about 3/4” wide, and the hole is centered about 7” up. The final bevel angle is somewhere between 35-40 degrees.

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#1 posted 11-28-2013 03:10 AM

Cool balancer!!

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 03:36 AM

How did you get it to “balance” on the wall???

All kidding aside…
Nice job. I’m sure it will be treasured!!!

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