DCB Episode 4 - Wine Barrel

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  1. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    So who doesn't need a nice Wine Barrel Table? Well I'll take the wine for sure but one of our employees needed a nice "rustic" looking bistro table for his bar at the house. One that would really tie the room together. Add some LED strip lights and what a centerpiece to chat about over some cheese and vino.

    Check out this fun and very creative project.



    Build of materials for this project.

    Equipment:
    • Torchmate TMX w/ FlexCut 125
    • PowerMig 210 MP Multiprocess Welder
    • Shop tools
    • Propane torch
    Material used: (total)
    • Wine Barrel
    • (1) 48" x 48" 3/16" HRPO Sheet
    • (4) 1" x 3" x 10' pine boards
    • (1) 48" x 48" 1/4" plywood
    • (1) 40" diameter 1/4" glass
    • (8) rubber standoffs
    So as you can see there is a TON of clip art that was used in this design. Grabbing and laying out the 22 (yes 22) pieces and getting them into the design was probably the most time consuming of this design. Once all of it was put into place... the real work started. Being that this was going to end up being 40" in diameter a lot of the detail needed to get toned down and some of the details needed ONLINE features vs. SHAPE features.

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    So after shaping the wood and "flaming" the outside with a propane torch we generated a circle to place the LED under that would light up the underneath the center "9".
    After cutting both the wood and metal the decision to paint or not to paint the top. After some deliberation while I was sanding it was better to leave the result sanded and clear coated instead of painted. The LED lights were trimmed and stapled to the top inside ring of the wine barrel and the wires fed through the bung. We cut a few small brackets welded them to the top metal ring to secure the top to the barrel.

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    The lights add quite the touch and since they are programmable you can really set the mood. The flame job of the wood matches the barrel and its aged look.

    It is all about the finishing and the additional pieces that set this Wine Table apart from the rest.

    Provided is the cdl/dxf of the table.

    Let us know any questions or show us your projects.

    Chad
     

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  2. Larry Cameron

    Larry Cameron Well-Known Member

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    Very cool project, thanks.
    I do have a question.
    What was used to sand the top of the steel, just a standard 120grit flap disk or some other item??

    Thanks

    Larry
    NZ
     
  3. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes... It was wire wheeled first then a 120 grit flap wheel in a orbital motion.
     
  4. Larry Cameron

    Larry Cameron Well-Known Member

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    Cool thanks

    Larry
     
  5. Mike Pennington

    Mike Pennington Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful work. I really appreciate the effort you guys are putting in to this DIY series. Thank You ,
    Mike
     
  6. OcalaWill

    OcalaWill Well-Known Member

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    WOW, these projects just keep getting better! How much do the wine barrels cost? Thanks!
     
  7. BlueSteel

    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    Those wire wheels work for removing dross? Every time I tried one it just spits wire all over the place and it's a bitch if you get your finger too close.
    Why 3/16" material? Seems a little overkill for this project.
     
  8. welder75

    welder75 New Member

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    What a great piece of kit that plasma cutter is. Table looks great guys, brilliant idea!
     
  9. Damon Skinner

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    Another great project, keep 'em coming!
     
  10. LECS Mark

    LECS Mark Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Those wire wheels are great! I haven't had the wires come out of the disk very often; they definitely deteriorate over time, but it has significantly longer life than other discs that I've used. It does a GREAT job on getting the dross off.
     
  11. BlueSteel

    BlueSteel Well-Known Member

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    which one are you using? I'll try another
     
  12. LECS Mark

    LECS Mark Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Weiler Wire Wheel.jpg Here's a picture of the ones we use. Hope that helps!
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Awesome project. Perfect for the man cave.
     
  14. nwaPLASMA

    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    I wondered the same on the 3/16th. Bet the detail cut better in thicker material.
     

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