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Picking up steam... #3: Drying rack for stoppers

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Blog entry by ForestGrl posted 08-18-2015 10:23 PM 879 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Set this magnetic bar up to hold the stoppers between coats of spray lacquer, cute little soldiers here (the one on the far right is “Mr. Stubby”—didn’t go quite right, LOL). With gloves on, I hold the stopper by the long bolt that fits the taps in the wood, take outside and lightly spray, return it to the rack and pick up the next one. Set my timer for 30 mins between sessions, and go about other business. Today that business is re-balancing one of the wheels on my grinder and re-sharpening some tools. Three birthdays this weekend, all will get stoppers. Wood in the background is stuff I picked up at a turner’s estate sale. Three for boxes or boxes and stoppers, one on far right for a bowl. It has fabulous bumps on it. Having fun!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)



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#1 posted 08-19-2015 03:21 AM

Great idea, nice looking stoppers

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 03:48 AM

Nice looking stoppers. Did you fix that thread on the stopper mandrel okay?

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 05:39 AM



Nice looking stoppers. Did you fix that thread on the stopper mandrel okay?

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Worked on other stuff today, but I think I have a file that will work. Thanks for the info from this morning!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 05:43 AM



Great idea, nice looking stoppers

- NormG


Thanks, Norm. Sure makes things easier than propping them up hither and yon. Next up is getting more style to the tops, while staying away from the drawer-pull look, which is always a challenge. ;-)

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 01:07 PM

Nice gifts. The 2 in the middle have some really nice patterns in them.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 05:10 PM



Nice gifts. The 2 in the middle have some really nice patterns in them.

- JoeinGa

The ones in the middle are spalted alder, and I love those patterns. We get a fair amount in the firewood hubby cuts from some selective logging. It can be a challenge—with alder there’s a fine line between spalted and rotten. Big Leaf Maple has a better range.

The third from the left is a “thrice-turned stopper.” Had trouble with the threads being too weak, and having a centered mandrel hole and flat bottom, very tempted to toss it but I loved the spalting so much, I just kept at it. Drilled the hole out to 1/2” and inserted a piece of oak dowel, then re-drilled for the stopper. Had to turn it twice after that, labor of love. ;-)

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#7 posted 08-20-2015 12:01 AM

Great looking set of stoppers! Are they intended for wine bottles?

-- Dean

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#8 posted 08-20-2015 03:02 AM



Great looking set of stoppers! Are they intended for wine bottles?

- Mean_Dean

In my house, they are ;-)—I use the Ruth Niles stoppers (will post pics with everything assembled later), and they can go in wine bottles, oil bottles, etc. Here’s one I mailed off to a friend recently (fuzzy pic, taken with phone):

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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