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    an idea for a wine bottle holder

    now that the shop is really closed down for the winter, i've gone head-first back into the realm of sketchup. here is an idea for a wine bottle holder, 3 bottles, playing with the curves again. not sure if i like the 2 types of wood, or the same wood one. i like the idea of having it look like the bottles are one step away from falling out of the holder.
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    its too big for a tabletop unit and its too small for a floor unit.
    you need to increase its capacity for a floor unit.
    and I believe for stability you need to increase(thickness) the center piece holding the bottles.
    too thin and the bottles arent very stable. want to make sure if someone bumps into it, the bottle wont tip out and fall.
    sorta reminds me of a sharks fin. Id soften the pointed edge at the top, make it a gentler more rounded top.


    oh wait, did you ask for an opinion? sorry, just thought Id convey my thoughts.
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    oh silly me, i forgot the dimensions... lol

    nah, not too thin, that fin is 2" thick, and the plan is that the bottles are 3" in diameter, the holes will be just a cat hair above that, maybe a skinny 1/64".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    ...not too thin, that fin is 2" thick, and the plan is that the bottles are 3" in diameter, the holes will be just a cat hair above that, maybe a skinny 1/64".
    Laminate the fin in three pieces, with maple sandwiched between two walnut, or something similar. Also, wine bottle dimensions vary by more than the 1/64 you mentioned. Some might not fit. Make the cutout more like 3-1/8".
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    sort of along these lines jim? i'll split the difference with ya, and go for a skinny 1/16".
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    you need 3 and 1/8th, and yes 2 inches is too thin for the fin.
    your going to need to balance the bottle precisely for a 2 inch fin, and you might make someone unhappy if a little breeze knocks the bottle onto the floor.
    Id go a minimum of 3-3.5 inches thick. For me, the wider the fin, the more attractive and "rich" looking the piece is.
    but again, 2 inches is too thin, trust me, Ive experimented with thinner ones hoping to make drilling easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    sort of along these lines jim? i'll split the difference with ya, and go for a skinny 1/16".
    Those changes oughtta work.
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    while not exactly a truly scientific test, the tape from one edge to the other is 2". i think 2" will be just fine.
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    with 2 inches, youre doing a balancing act.
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    "SHARK!!!"...oh wait, he's brought wine.

    Always love your use of curves Dan.
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