Wine Bottle Holder (Free Downloadable Plan)
We keep coming across interesting wine bottle holders. Here's one more, designed by Eric Jorgensen of Chesapeake, Virginia. Eric asks that you only make a few for gifts using his design. (He sells a full line of functional wood items through the Abacus gallery in Portland, Maine; 800/206-2166, or visit abacusgallery.com.)
Begin with a 3/4 x 4 x 12" piece of scrap. (Eric likes to use exotic woods; the one pictured is made from goncalo alves.) Apply the pattern. Now, drill the 1 1/2" through-hole, and the 3/16" hole 3/8" deep on the top side for the eye. (Order the yellow eye no. 8865, from Meisel Hardware Specialties, 800/441-9870, or go to meiselwoodhobby.com.)
Next, rout a 3/16" chamfer around the large hole on both sides. Cut the 45° bevel at the end of the tail. Except for the mouth, scrollsaw the fish to shape. On your router table, rout the 3/16" round-over on the edges of the fish. Follow that by cutting the mouth, sanding, and finishing. Friction-fit the eye in place.
-- WOOD editors