Step 1: CNC Machining
You will fine two documents listed below:
1.) An Adobe Illistrator document for Vectors
2.) A .DXF 3D file for those technical types out there.
I used VCarve Pro to design this project. The overall size in about 9.5" x 9.5".
1.) 1/4" x 1" Carbide Up Spiral Router Bit - This bit can hog out material and give a phenomenal finished edge.
2.) Medium 45 degree chamfer router bit to clean up the edges
Feeds and Speeds:
I only used the Carbide bit in the CNC and I run that bit a 18,000 RPM with a 25in/min feed rate and a 10in/min plunge rate. I used the chamfer bit on the router table.
Step 2: Hand Tools
Attached you will find an Adobe Illustrator file that can be printed to the exact dimensions for this project which is about 9.5" x 9.5". You will also find a .PDF if you do not have Illustrator.
Tools you can use to cutout the template:
- Jig Saw
- Coping Saw
- Scroll Saw
- Band Saw
Tools to bore the 1.25" hole in the center:
- Forsner bit
- Paddle Bit
- Power Drill
- Drill Press
- 45 degree chamfer bit
Start by printing out the template that is attached. Fine a 10" x 10" piece of wood and use a spray adhesive to glue the template to the board. Use your tool of choice to remove the waste wood while following the template as closly as possible.
After you have removed all of the wood on the outside of the template, use a 1.25" forsner or paddle bit the drill out the hole for the wine bottle.
For a cleaner and more elegant look, I recommend you use a 45 degree chamfer bit in your router to remove the sharp corners. The 45 degree chamfer bit comes with a bearing that will help ride the edge of the wood to give you a nice clean edge. This allows you to complete the chamfer by using a router table or just clamping the wind holder down and running over it with the router.