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Some quick Christmas presents I made just today for my brothers and sisters. Took only a couple hours. Made of Mahogany, and one out of Walnut. 2 coats of Red Mahogany Danish Oil.

And yes I realize that isnt a wine bottle in there (I dont drink wine). Its an old Vodka bottle I started putting coins in. haha - still works though

For a project like this, should I be putting a topcoat on, like a poly or something, or do you think just the Danish Oil is enough??? Thanks

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I go Danish Oil, but I'm lazy. :)
Nice presents.

jamie
 

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Those are sweet. Do you have the angles/dimensions on those? I'd love to make a couple for gifts as well.
 

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the oil shuold be enoff and buff the last coat you give so they shine a little

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Great job !

I've given two as gifts. They ARE a crowd-pleaser!

You can flood-coat a coat or two of Danish Oil, and then-once those are good and dry-wet sand (@ 400 - 600 grit wet/dry paper) the last coat or two. Leaves a beautiful finish.

No NEED for the poly, on top, unless you want the extra sheen-personal preference.
 

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Dak, those are very nice and I'm sure they will love them. Good job.
 

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Nice job on these! They are pretty easy to crank out once you get the formula down, wouldn't you agree? I like the oil idea. Maybe a quick final wax coat if you have some?

I'm in the middle of making a handful of these as gifts as well.I will probably either do Danish Oil or Waterlox, as I have both that need to get used up. Especially if I go the DO route, I'll probably throw on a topcoat of Renaissance Wax. My dimensions are pretty similar to yours. The only thing I've definitely decided to change was the width. A lot of people make them less than 3-inches wide. I made the first one at 2-3/4" wide, as the pattern I was copying called for. That's fine if you've got narrow stock, or minimal scraps to use up, but I've decided to widen mine a bit, so they're 3+inches; I didn't care for the look of them being narrower than the bottles they are holding. At 3-inches wide, they're about the width of a Bordeaux bottle (the one that is tall and narrow and has a sharp shoulder to it), while a Burgundy bottle is a bit wider (the one that has a lower shoulder with a more gradual shape to it).
 

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Fantastic. I'm making a bunch of these as gifts for family and friends.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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