In this instructable I demonstrate various simple uses for a router: rounding edges, making template curves, and cutting small circles.
You can easily make a bottle table or shelf with no router, but I wanted this project to look really nice. I also like using my router. :-)
Basically we are going to build two wooden shelves and cut holes for the tops of the bottles, slot the bottles in, and then tension the two turnbuckles to hold the whole thing together. It's genius, really.
Step 1: Materials and tools
4 identical solid glass bottles (I used 500 mL 42 Below vodka bottles, they are long and thin)
A sufficient quantity of reasonable quality wood (I used 10 planks of white pine, measuring 90 x 20 x 900 mm)
50 x 30mm wood screws (I used square-drive, the bits never slip and eat the screws)
4 x metal hooks
2 x turnbuckles (I used the cheapest ones the hardware store had)
Small amount of chain, or a few S hooks
Router with straight and roundover bits
Pencil and paper
Saw of some kind (I used a circular saw)
Sandpaper - I used grits 100, 180, 220, 280
Eye protection (essential)
I also used the following tools, but they aren't essential:
Electric sander (without this you will need a lot of elbow grease)
Extra handheld drill
Angle grinder (for cutting chain)
This project is quite router-heavy, I haven't had access to a router for a project like this before, and I wanted to try it out various router techniques.
This project uses several power tools. Respect these tools, never take shortcuts. Safety First. Remember hearing and eye protection.