Step I - Cut the holder blank (A) to the dimensions given in the material list.
Locate the holder pattern and adhere to the holder blank using double-sided tape (J) as shown in the inset.
Using the scroll saw, cut along the outside pattern lines as shown. Follow dotted lines across leaf; you’ll cut this part out later.
Mark for Drilling
Step 2 — Mark the centers of all the circles on the pattern, using an awl as shown.
Step 3 — With the 1-1/2” Forstner bit in the drill press, drill out the center hole as shown. Make sure you have a scrap board under your project to prevent tear-out.
Holes for Glass Stem
Step 4 - Place a ¾” Forstner bit in the drill press and drill the two holes for the wine glass stems as shown.
Drill Button Holes
Step 5 - To drill holes for the larger grapes (buttons), use a ½” Forstner bit and drill ¼” deep as shown in the inset.
The smaller of the grapes (buttons) are made using a 3/8” Forstner bit and drilling ¼” deep.
Step 6 - With a #5 blade (F) in the scroll saw, cut along the leaf line up to the ¾” holes as shown. Repeat for the other side of the holder.
Cut Leaf Veins
Step 7- Locate the access holes on the leaves and drill using a 5/64” drill bit (E) as shown in the inset.
To cut the leaf veins, put the scroll saw blade through the previously drilled access holes and cut to the end of the line pattern as shown. Back the blade up carefully and remove. Continue for each leaf vein.
Step 8 - Remove the pattern and sand through 220-grit sandpaper. Sand down the
edges of the holder slightly and round the edges of the center hole.
With wood glue and a mallet, pound the screw hole buttons (B, C) in place as shown. Let dry.
Finish your wine glass holder with several coats of Danish Oil (I). Let dry and buff with a cloth.
A: holder ½” tall x 7” wide x 10” tall
B: 3/8” screw hole buttons (14)
C: ½” screw hole buttons (8)
D: 3/8”, ½”, ¾”, 1-1/2” Forstner bits
E: 5/64” drill bit
F: #5 scroll saw blade (1 2.5 TPI)
G: wood glue
I: Watco Danish oil
J: double-sided tape
K: 220-grit sandpaper
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