Introduction: FLOATING WINE HOLDER
This is a concept I saw online and decided to use this as a present to give to my Brother's girlfriend who owns a winery. I have seen these before and thought how cool they were but never made one.
This is quite an easy procedure and has a great effect at the end. I did not believe that it would work when I first started out, but low and behold. I was amazed.
Many people have made this and I found that most have their own measurements for how big and wide and tall etc. So this is what I did that worked for me.
Scraps of wood
Step 1: PREPARE THE SCRAPS
First thing I did was round up scraps that I wanted to use for this holder. I cut pieces so they were symmetrically workable and got different types of wood to add a little flare to the holder.
For this holder I had 3/4 inch scraps but it might be better to have slightly thicker ones.
Step 2: GLUE UP
Next step is to glue this up. Glue each stick with enough glue to make a strong joint. This is important.
Clamp up your board making sure that it is tight enough and does not warp when squeezed. At this point I clean off the eccess glue that is dripping off as it is easier to do it now, than try to sand it off later.
Step 3: CUTING & SHAPING
Once the glue is dry, take off the clamps. I cut the wood to 9 inches. This is from the tip of the 45 degree angle to the top of the wood.
Even though it is not required, I wanted a rounded top and so cut this first. then I made the hole for the bottle to go in.
I drilled a 1 3/4 inch hole 2 inches from the top of the wood. On the bottom of the wood I cut a 45 degree angle. Some say to cut 23 degrees or 27 degrees, but I did 45 and it worked out. I used a router with a round over bit to smooth over all the edges of the holder and the sides of the hole for the bottle.
Step 4: SANDING
Then give it a really good sand. You want this to be flat and smooth.
I used 150 sandpaper to smooth it off and then moved up the paper to 320.
Step 5: FINISHING
Since I have a laser, I lasered her logo onto the holder and then I used butcher block oil to finish it. I find this to be a very easy finish to apply and it looks good.
Then I tried it out. It takes a minute to get it in the right place but you just find the spot where it will hold and you let it go. It was amazing.!
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