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These were also made as a christmas present. The woods are (left to right) Pink Ivory, Olive, Ebony, Pau Rosa, Zebrawood, and Bacote. The base is bloodwood.
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Apr 09, 2007
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#1 posted 04-09-2007 11:34 AM
A lovely gift. I bet the recipient loves them
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#2 posted 04-09-2007 12:38 PM
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#3 posted 04-09-2007 02:48 PM
Yes, a gret gift… Do you know what the woods are, or did they come out of a scrap box and who knows anymore?
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#4 posted 04-09-2007 02:50 PM
A great gift idea. Thanks
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#5 posted 04-09-2007 05:34 PM
Great present! I may adapt it for myself to stop bottles of Scotch.
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#6 posted 04-09-2007 07:38 PM
Thanks for all of the nice comments. The woods are Pink Ivory, Olive, Ebony, Pau Rosa, Zebrawood, and Bacote.
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#7 posted 04-09-2007 08:13 PM
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#8 posted 04-09-2007 09:33 PM
Very nice work Wayne
I never did something like that, well, I don’t have lathe…
In Poland it would not be considered a nice present, they never cork a bottle, they just finish it all.Those guys and girls are drinking machines, even the Germans cannot compete with them…
#9 posted 04-10-2007 12:14 AM
That’s right Niki… I once met someone from Russia who told me the same thing…. adding that you had to finish the bottle with the people you opened it with.
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#10 posted 04-10-2007 01:48 AM
Nice looking bottle tops Wayne Jockmike
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#11 posted 04-10-2007 05:27 AM
I’m wondering if my parents are Polish or Russian. None of them have been used yet. Hmmm.
Thanks Mike. I’ve been admiring your turning for a while.
#12 posted 04-10-2007 05:49 AM
Perhaps they’ve done some travelling back in their day?
I have a set of three, and they really haven’t seen much use…, yet I wish to make some of my own.
#13 posted 04-10-2007 06:20 AM
It may be more info than you need Scott, but they are pretty simple to make. 1 1/2w x 1 1/2w x 2”l blank. Drill a hole, glue in a dowel. Turn your shape, and glue on a cork.
You mount them in a drill chuck on the headstock. Turn between centers to rough out. Need to make end where cork attaches slightly concave. Breaking dowels can be an issue. Easy to cut flush and drill out on the drill press. Then you just install a new dowel.
WoodCraft and Rockler sell the Corks as well as fancy kits.
WoodCraft Magazine has an Article on the process.
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#14 posted 06-14-2007 08:54 AM
The problem is that they shouldnt be used for wine, which needs to be refrigerated, and the wood stoppers arent fridge friendly. They should be used to stopper hard spirits which can or are displayed. Many already come with cork stoppers so replacing them with your great work is a given.
#15 posted 06-15-2007 02:56 AM
I will have to see how they hold up. So far they have stayed on display in my parents house.
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