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  1. #101
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    More outside the box thinking from Matt. Well done. I like the free form approach to the bottle holder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Is the thingiebob with the hole in it something to help hold the bottle in the right position to pour when you are hung over from previous drinks?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I have seen those bottle holders, amazed by them every time, do they work at the same angle regardless the amount of contents (weight) in the bottle?
    It takes a bit of trial-and-error to get the balance just right. Some bottles have thicker glass than others, so the balance point is a bit different. You can adjust for that by how far you insert the neck into hole: If the holder tips forward (toward the cork), pull the bottle out a bit. If it tips backward, insert the neck a bit more.

    If I were to make one again, I'd cut the bottom on a bit steeper of an angle (I had one wine bottle that was too heavy to balance). I'd also use stock that was a bit thicker to make balancing easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    I understood the corkscrew. Is the thing under the corkscrew a 21st century replacement for the cork?
    I had planned on just doing a corkscrew. But Rockler only had these combo kits available. Personally, I think the bottle looks kinda silly with a T-handled corkscrew on top of it. All the more reason to just finish the bottle
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    Okay folks. Great creations. Would post mine, but figure all of you know what a standard 2x4 12" long looks like!

    So, now we need to determine a winner of the cash prize or I could just send it to Vaughn to put in the forum's account. You tell me. If we need to determine a winner, someone want to create a survey with the projects as the options? Lou Ann and I are kind of busy for the week at least. Thanks all and thanks for the excellent ideas!!!!
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    Are we not still missing a few, or is that just me trying to count? ...I'd say we're all winners & to donate it and once again, Thanks Jonathan, it was fun!

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    I like the idea of donating it as for my project, my apologies to all as it is in the trash and not coming out. I consider my project as a total failure, sorry Jonathan and all, but I guess all I can make from a 12" 2 x 4 is trash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    I like the idea of donating it as for my project, my apologies to all as it is in the trash and not coming out. I consider my project as a total failure, sorry Jonathan and all, but I guess all I can make from a 12" 2 x 4 is trash
    At least you tried, my only shop time has been helping Tess and Eric cut up deer.
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    I also say donate it. Thanks Jonathan for making me think outside of the box for a change. Since it was "only" a scrap of borg 2x4, I had no qualms about making the project free-formed and seeing where the wood took it. Was a lot of fun.
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    Donating it is a great idea.
    So mote it be,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    ...as for my project, my apologies to all as it is in the trash and not coming out. I consider my project as a total failure, sorry Jonathan and all, but I guess all I can make from a 12" 2 x 4 is trash
    That's what happened to mine, too. I was trying to steam bend some strips for Shaker boxes, but they kept cracking before they were anyway near the bend that was needed. After several tries, the whole thing got trashed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    That's what happened to mine, too. I was trying to steam bend some strips for Shaker boxes, but they kept cracking before they were anyway near the bend that was needed. After several tries, the whole thing got trashed.
    Are you saying your steamer wasn't as hot as your attitude during that process?????
    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.

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