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Ever since I first saw one of these, I wanted one. The principle of center of gravity is so excellently demonstrated by this set up, for it stays f...
Supplies: 15” x 3 1/8” x 3/4” hard wood board (I used oak, about $3.50/ft.) Tape measure Pencil Straight edge Chop saw Drill 1 ½” drill bit ...
Take the tape measure and remembering the rule: measure twice, cut once, measure down 14 1/8 inches,
then, use a straight edge to draw a line from one edge to another.
Turn the board over and from the same edge as before, measure down 13 ¾”.
Again draw a straight line.
Turn the wood on edge and draw a line connecting the line from the front to the back. This will form a 27° angle.
When you cut this angle, on the chop saw, be as exact as possible.
From the other end of the board measure a line 3 1/8 inches from the top. Draw a line. From one edge measure 1 5/8 inches. Draw a cross line. Th...
Use the drill and 1 ½ inch drill bit to cut the hole.
Use the medium grit sandpaper, and smooth out the center of the hole and all the surfaces of your board. Sand the board again using the fine grit...
Now is the time to put a finish on your wood. I like dark wood, so I used a walnut stain and finish. Finish it the way you want.
Now take your wine bottle and put the mouth of the bottle in through the hole,
so that the slanted foot of the board is directly under the body of the bottle. It will take a little bit to adjust the location of the neck and th...
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