Wine Rack: Episode 1

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Opening a new series always involves stock selection, careful preparation and then the precise layout for continuing accuracy as you build the piece. Paul presents his methods for replicating the curved cross members, the stem and the base that supports the whole using laminating techniques. Using classic hand tools, Paul walks you step by step through the stages in readiness for the joinery episode to follow.

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  1. bobmccct on 4 December 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I am hoping to build this project as a Christmas present. Can you provide likely timing of the episodes and how many there will be?
    Thank you,
    Bob McConnell

    • Sandy on 8 December 2019 at 12:02 pm

      I tried to bribe him to release it earlier… Didn’t work..LOL

  2. Paul Rowell on 4 December 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Paul said the last episode will be released on Christmas Day in his blog a few days ago…

  3. deanbecker on 4 December 2019 at 2:57 pm

    do you have a cutting list coming?

  4. rob171 on 4 December 2019 at 3:22 pm

    I too would like to see cutting list and shape/size of the former for making of the curved pieces. It looks like being another great project

  5. Philip Johnson on 4 December 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Paul, this looks like a very interesting project and I am looking forward to making this one. I have some Oak and Walnut pieces left over and should fit in nicely. Looking forward to the rest of the series on this Wine Rack. Will make nice Christmas gifts for next year.
    I have made the Bread Stow from left over Oak flooring looks great and I have just finished making 4 Keepsake boxes for my 4 granddaughter that will be their Christmas gift this year.
    Keep up the good work, you are an inspiration to me and I am sure a great many other woodworking followers.

  6. boysie19 on 4 December 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Best method for making former if no bandsaw available? I

    • Izzy Berger on 6 December 2019 at 2:55 pm


      Paul says:
      You would either have to use a frame saw or a bow saw.

      Kind regards,

    • Sandy on 8 December 2019 at 12:06 pm

      You could use the saw and chop method that Paul has demonstrated on so many projects as an optional method to make contours.

  7. joeg on 4 December 2019 at 4:33 pm

    This is a perfect old man project, small, light with fine light planing and what I believe will be interesting and unusual joinery. Cut list please

  8. Travis Horton on 4 December 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Great camera work, especially at the end with the close ups. Thanks!

  9. bobmccct on 4 December 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you Paul, missed that.

  10. Flemming Aaberg on 12 December 2019 at 10:12 am

    Curious about the gluing up of the laminated pieces – I can’t quite see the value of putting a light coating of glue on two surfaces rather than the usual ‘heavier’ coat on just one surface. Ultimately you end up with the same amount of glue between the pieces.

    • Izzy Berger on 16 December 2019 at 9:19 am


      Paul says:

      Yes, but using my method I feel satisfied that I can see the glue on both surfaces and feel settled that way that all surfaces will have a good coating of glue. Also, it’s not uncommon for woodworkers to coat both surfaces.

      Kind Regards,

  11. James G on 14 December 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Paul,

    Just curious if there’s any rational to your choice of using yellow glue over white on this project? A case of what was handy, or is there some further reason to it?

    • Izzy Berger on 18 December 2019 at 8:48 am

      Hi James,

      Paul says:
      No reason at all, both are a PVA glue. I just happened to have this one close to hand. Also, remember that in the USA yellow glue is wood glue and white glue is fabric glue. Here in Britain we don’t have that divider.

      Kind Regards,

  12. kary karahadian on 23 February 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Hello Paul,
    I’ve used urea formaldehyde glue for laminations in the past but would like to avoid the nasty chemical. do you have any concerns about using a PVA for bent lams?


    • Izzy Berger on 26 February 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Kary,

      Thank you for your question. Paul says:

      I’ve used PVA fairly consistently but I do understand it’s not considered a structural adhesive, that said i’ve never had a lamination come undone even when bent severely.

      Kind Regards,

  13. carlos reyes on 10 February 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I cut the curve jig on the band saw, but I did not follow the line perfectly. Should I use a spokeshave to refine the curve or it will not show on the bends?

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