now youse needs to knock it off about dem dere cheese boards, less'n youse is goin ta make a couple of dem wine botltle holder thingies to go wit dem.
with that bit of inspiring advice, i proceeded to rack my brains for ideas on how to accomplish the goal. after many hours of contemplation, with many rounds of trial and error, i came up with these. right now they are only lightly sanded, and not finished. they are quartersawn sycamore i had laying about, and cherry. (i sure hope ned is happy....)