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  1. Woods I Project- challenge-14

    This is not my project, it is one of my students, Gerrit. My Woods I class had the task to make abstract art after learning how to use machines and square up a board. I thought his project would make a good example of balance for this contest. Especially since there is not much abstract art in...
  2. Am I in the club?

    Well I have been wanting to make one of these for a while. I didn't want to go off anyone else' plan so i just went into the shop and started cutting away. I just threw one board out there and totally screwed up, it was a mess. I did find out that you only angle the bottom cut, not the hole. I...
  3. Fescue, a balancing sculpture

    Hi everyone, This is a balancing sculpture I call, Fescue. Each of the three wooden blades is a carefully balanced pendulum, and each blade hangs from the next largest blade. If you give it a push, it spins and tumbles with a seemingly random and chaotic motion. It takes about 30 seconds to...
  4. Balance Wine Holders

    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...
  5. Balance board

    Balance board for surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, or fitness and rehab. 3/4 plywood. 13"x32". Dark gel stain with white and pink paint stripes then one coat spar urethane with brush. Surfboard shape. 4" pvc underneath wrapped with duct tape to give slight friction.
  6. a Big Wine Bottle holder

    So everyone makes wine bottle holders that holds a 750ml wine bottle. I felt like the bigger wine bottles were being left out. The first three pictures are of a wine bottle holder that was made to hold both the bigger bottles (Sorry, I can't remember what ml they are) and also the 750ml bottles...
  7. Wine Tilts

    I needed a gift for some friends and wanted to spend some time making them something instead of buying. I had seen these tilts on lumberjocks and was fascinated by the physics of them. I mocked a couple up out of pine to test my angles and made these out of oak. The first one (pics 1 & 2) was a...
  8. Balancing Vase

    We'll, I ripped off choppertoo's balancing clock and tried a balancing vase from walnut and hickory scraps. I put the big triangle block on it to help weigh it down and try to add stability, but I don't feel like it made much difference. Due to the variable weight of flowers and water, I did...
  9. Challenge-14 A balance between sorrow and celebration

    Five years ago today, two men hired a charter a fishing boat, the Joe Cool, from Miami to ferry them to Bimini. Since it was a short and easy trip, the captain, Jake Branam took along his wife Kelly; crew member and Jake Branam's half brother, Scott Michael Gamble; and Samuel Kairy. Kelley was...
  10. Depth

    This is a very special piece to me. I was commitioned to make it before it was even made, a first for me sculpture wise. I have the chinese symbols for, strength, wisdom, respect, father and love. On the right of the face there is a shadow behind with the symbol for father on it meaning even...
  11. wine tilts - wine balancers

    I made these after seeing RAH's Wine Balancers project. I had to make mine with slightly different dimensions to get them to stand. Once I found the size and angle that worked for me they are pretty stable. You can bump a table reasonably hard and they wont fall over. On a counter they stand...
  12. I-beam wine bottle holder

    I know. I know. I've done wine bottle holders in the past, but I really liked this one. It was originally going to be an I-beam bottle holder, but it did not look right at glue up. I made the front flush and left the Purple Heart sides wider than the middle maple. You can't tell the photographs...
  13. Wine bottle balancers

    Had some scraps of wood I got from a friend at a hardwood lumber plant. Always wanted to make balancers so I gave it a try. Made 4 out of different species/colors of wood. I know I won't use them. Maybe Christmas presents?
  14. Wine bottle balancers

    Made some wine bottle balancers out of old barn beams. Oak and elm.
  15. Violin Wine Tilt

    Commissioned work. Maple and walnut. They wanted something reminiscent of a violin. Does it work?
  16. Walnut Walking Cane, Tall Ball-Top Fancy Opera/Dress Cane

    ------------------------------ This walking cane has been "SOLD" (7-5-2010) Cane Serial Number: #2008-06 Height: 40" Welcome Surfers: If you are surfing looking for a special walking cane on the internet, go toward the bottom of this posting where you'll find a list of canes that I have built...
  17. scale or balance

    Scale made for my brothers kid. Made from Some old pieces of lath, some bamboo skewers, toothpicks, and some wood from an old kitchen table that someone was throwing out. The little round trays are my first attempt at any kind of lathe work. Just a cheapo $12 thing you hook up to a drill...
  18. palletwood test tube clamp

    So as I stated in my latest blog post of the Spalters Inc series, I managed to get some time to build an experiment to determine the temperature at which the pigment produced by Chlorociboria loses its color. Here is the wooden clamp I made to hold a test tube above a flame without it being...
  19. Scale of Justice

    This project was quite a challenge to me. After I heard about the winter 2010 project contest, I really did some deep thinking about what Yin and Yang meant to me. I thought of a US Flag, cutting boards, boxes, crosses and about 476 other things, and then it came to me… equality. It would...
  20. Cherry Bottle Holder

    Love how this looks with all the swirlin' going on.
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