Beer And Goblet Holder - Groomsman Gifts
I made these three beer and goblet holders for my 3 groomsmen. I wanted the gift to be personal, so I added some special touches to the gift. The lumber is from downed tree that I milled from near the college we met each other at. This is the first time I have made a project from lumber that I milled myself on the band saw, and has been quite some time in the making. The main chunk of oak is from the downed tree, the walnut is a log my dad was going to burn, the maple is from a friends house that they cut down in the town I now live in, and the padauk is... just bought by me from a hardwood store, but looked great. There is some cheesy sentiment to this.
Walnut from my parent's home represents the time before I met them.
The Maple from my current town represents the time after we moved apart.
The Padauk is something new and unknown, like the future.
The Oak is the piece that binds all that together, and that is the time spent with my closest friends and now groomsmen.
Oh... and the beer is from one of our favorite college bars.
The design was something I was inspired by David Picciuto (from Make Something, back when he was going by the name Drunken Woodworker). Mostly band sawing and sanding, fairly easy build but pretty cool.
You can see a little of the form of the log after it was milled. The Oak and the Walnut was already very dry when I milled it. The Maple was green and took ~9 months to dry out after cutting it to 4/4.
Planing... Which was difficult. I need practice at sharpening. I also need to buy a jointer and planer if I am going to mill my own stuff.
Basic template designed off of David Picciuto's design. But honestly it was just eyeballed and created in Paint.
Cutting to shape.
How cool is this sawdust :)
Drilling, routing, and sanding starts here. I also filled in some gaps with a little glue and sawdust mixed together.
I had my soon-to-be-wife burn their initials in.
Applied Danish oil in three coats and sanded in between.