Wine truck holdup, sounds fishy

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Project by bushmaster posted 03-31-2014 01:32 PM 1874 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My versions of the poplar wine balancing projects. I thought these would add to my saleable collection of items. After trying some basic designs, I set about designing a truck theme. It progressed as I went along. Canopy sawed off with a scroll saw, edges beveled and glues back on, wheel well recessed with a forester bit, thin wheels made on the lathe and glued on (rim recess made with a forester bit after tire area colored with a felt pen). I found that the angle at the bottom had to be individually adjusted for each design. I hope you like the truck design and hope someone will copy the idea and improve on it.
Thanks for looking, suggestions and comm.ents welcome

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 02:27 PM

Great idea, this should help boost sales like you say, a little twist on an original always does.

Thanks for sharing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 02:54 PM

It’s a unique idea. I haven’t seen any like these.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 04:05 PM

They are neat!

Birch; dare we assume?

Some ideas——-
The fish needs the salmon hook jaw.
Vary your truck designs, add DUSENBERG/OLD CAD—Packard, Cord, or that type of 30’s car for even more variety.
Another vehicle design that will probably sell is the V-W bug and the old Bus.

You can make the wine totes also; birch will be beautiful on them. On the totes a slight blackening of just the edges and touching here & there to bring out the grain will also be a thing to try!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 04:54 PM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 02:15 AM

Random Other Ideas that may or may not be helpful-
Could you make one that looks like a wine glass?
What if you made one out of cork?
How about if it looked like a person and the one bottle went into their mouth or hand?

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 04:12 AM

I’ve seen these and have wanted to make one. My question is on the angle… Once you figure out the angle, will the bottle stay in place whether it’s full or empty?

I love the idea of using the different shapes. Nice job,


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#7 posted 04-01-2014 03:06 PM

ANGLE VERSES EMPTY TO FULL. These are the first ones I have built so I did some experimentation. What I found out, the lower you put the hole the steeper the angle has to be. found that out when I was trying to get them to balance with a full bottle. The truck design will balance from full to empty, low volume to empty you have to pull the bottle back abit. the other two designs would not balance when empty. By making the hole lower it increases The foot area making it more stable.. i think you could increase the thickness of the wood on the taller ones and then increase the angle to give a wider range of stability. There are pictures on the web of curved ones that would always be stable. If these sell I will experiment more. Not sure how different designs of bottles would work, Hve to ask friends for bottles as we don’t drink.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 04-07-2014 02:24 PM

Cool and fun wine balancers! Unique design, like most the truck. Great gift ideas, I think they’ll be hits. Great job!

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