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Project by joan posted 2104 days ago 823 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well i finally got to do something in my workshop. thanks to my friend grizzz for building my workbench (pics to follow when it’s completely done) but for now it’s definitely useable). this is my first attempt at making bottle stoppers. i welcome all comments and suggestions. thanks for looking

-- spinning into a new adventure





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lew

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#1 posted 2104 days ago

Beautiful Job! What type of wood did you use in the center pic?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 2104 days ago

Only positive comment from this end Joan. Well done

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 2104 days ago

Joan those look great… I hope you are ready for long sleepless nights because you just won’t want to turn off the lathe. What are the wood types?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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joan

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#4 posted 2104 days ago

Thanks for the comments. The first one is cherry, then cocobolo, and finally maple. All just pieces of scrape wood. No waste here. LOL

-- spinning into a new adventure

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scopemonkey

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#5 posted 2104 days ago

Nicely done. They all turned out fantastic. My favorite is the cocobolo.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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Roper

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#6 posted 2104 days ago

very nice shapes, they look really good.have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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christopheralan

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#7 posted 2104 days ago

Nicely done. I like the wood types and think that in the right bottle, would make a great gift. Do you run your own WWing business? You could give those out with your logo, or name burned on it. Gift for the wedding party? A lot of potential with those.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#8 posted 2104 days ago

Nice looking bottle stoppers. Thanks for sharing Joan.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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joan

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#9 posted 2104 days ago

Thanks everyone for looking.

Christopher, I’m just a beginner but have thought about someday soon asking some of the local specialty shops about carrying some of the bottle stoppers and pens. I’d like to try the metal stoppers next. Plus I need to build up my confidence a little more before I try the public. But I am totally enjoying learning.

-- spinning into a new adventure

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Rog

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#10 posted 1759 days ago

Joan great work. I’m a biginner and building up my confidence to as well of getting over my fear of power tools. Anyways I just turned my first metal bottle stopper too. Have a look it dark walnut and spalted maple..

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1658 days ago

That is a real nice looking stopper. One suggestiong to try is to laminate some light and dark wood lengthwise and watch how the curves look when you make the shape you have. Practice with differnt thickness because it changed quite bit. Have fun. It can be addicting!!!!!!!

One thing I was told when I started making stoppers is to always make the top smooth and “friendly” to the user. Never pointed. Some people might whack them in with their hand and a point might hurt

How do you hold it when you turn it with that type of bottom?

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

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