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An 8 Bottle Wine Rack

A special gift project that is certain to be a great seller for the holidays

Cut the two ends (B), following the dimensions on the Bill of Materials. Use your bandsaw, scroll saw, saber saw or disc sander (with coarse paper) to form the 3/4" radii on both ends, as shown in Fig 2.

Next, using a router and a 1/4" round-over bit , shape all the edges of the rails (A), except for the ends. Use the same bit to shape all the edges of the ends (B), except the bottoms of the feet. Sand all pieces.

Locate the positions for the #8 x 1-1/4" flathead wood screws in the ends (B) as shown in Fig 2. Use your drill press to bore a 3/8" diameter x 1/4" deep counterbore at each location. Dry assemble the rack together as shown and clamp it temporarily together using bar clamps or pipe clamps. Use your portable electric drill to bore a 1/8" diameter pilot hole through the sides (B) at the same location and into the middle of the ends of each rail (A).

Assemble the rack using glue and #8 x 1-1/4" flathead wood screws. Cover the screw heads using 3/8" diameter dowel plugs or buttons.

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Final Touches
Finish with a stain (if you prefer) and a clear coat of polyurethane or salad bowl finish.

Suggested retail price: $20 to $25


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