Wine Bottle Balancer(s)

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Project by NuclearGrade posted 01-30-2014 11:23 PM 1360 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at some wine bottle balancers. Very easy build. They are 10”x4” and the bottom angle is a cut at a 45. The hole was cut with a 2” forester bit at a 90 degree angle. I think a 1.75” hole on a 45 degree angle would look better. The two lighter ones are pine and the third is cedar. The wine glass shaped one was an attempt to determine how shaping the wood would effect the balance, which had no effect in the end. I’ll try some more intricate shaping and now get into some hard woods.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Wilson - Red Wing, MN

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 02:44 AM

Here is another bottle balancer… a southern bottle balancer

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 02:53 AM

This is much more clever…thanks.

-- Dan Wilson - Red Wing, MN

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 05:32 AM

I was wondering what the shape does to the balancer. I guess you answered that question.
I would think the wood proportions on the front and back might shift the center of gravity..

Is the bottle you are testing with filled with water or is it empty?

Thanks for sharing your findings.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 01:32 PM

I made some of these for X-Mas gifts this past year. I found that around a 27 degree angle the bottles looked better balanced that way. I do like the far they “defy gravity” at 45 degrees…Very cool!

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#5 posted 02-01-2014 03:26 PM

The bottle is empty. I can’t ever seem to keep a full one around.

-- Dan Wilson - Red Wing, MN

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#6 posted 02-04-2014 03:20 PM

Cool bottle balancers! Like the design especially the center one. They make great gifts on any occasion. Well done!

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