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Project by ToddO posted 10-16-2008 04:22 AM 1308 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a these bottle stoppers for a craft sale held at my church. Left to right the woods are: olive, Kingwood, Bubinga, and Rosewood with Maple. I used a wipe on poly for all but the last one which has an epoxy finish. I hope to get $10 per stopper. I hope to turn a couple of pens and maybe a couple ornaments before the sale.
Thanks for looking,

-- Todd, Richfield MN





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mhawkins2

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#1 posted 10-16-2008 04:49 AM

Fantastic work the finish looks perfect. Charge more! especially for the bubinga.

-- mhawkins2 - why does my wife keep parking her car in my shop :)?

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lew

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#2 posted 10-16-2008 04:56 AM

Beautiful!!

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

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#3 posted 10-16-2008 05:26 AM

Great stuff..nice finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-16-2008 05:35 AM

Nice looking bottle stoppers. Thanks for sharing.

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

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Grant Davis

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#5 posted 10-16-2008 02:43 PM

very nice collection, thanks for posting

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 10-16-2008 04:12 PM

Charge More! I saw some bottle stoppers at a shop in northern GA for $28, but they were not as well done or done with such attractive wood as yours are.

Charge $15 and make more. Keep raising the price until someone cries!!

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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#7 posted 10-16-2008 04:15 PM

Impressive collection. They should sell out quickly.

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#8 posted 10-16-2008 11:25 PM

Nice job, I’m on my way to turn some stoppers tonight and just printed yours for some design ideas. Thanks for posting.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#9 posted 10-17-2008 03:22 AM

Those are awesome! I am wondering where you purchased that style of bottle stopper kit? I don’t think I have seen those before.

Tim

-- www.craftedbytim.com - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & www.craftedbytim.com - I make. You buy.

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ToddO

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#10 posted 10-17-2008 01:29 PM

Kenn,
Thank you; there is no better complement then to have your designs an inspiration to others.

Tim
I bought them from Penn State Industries; it’s their “Vintage Wine Bottle Stopper” line.

Thanks everyone,

-- Todd, Richfield MN

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#11 posted 12-22-2010 09:22 PM

Those are beautiful. I couldn’t be less interested in making pens, but seeing your stoppers makes me really want to make a stopper or two or three. We’re big wine drinkers.

Thing is … I have no lathe. Hmmmm ….

Thanks for sharing.

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