Wine Bottle Stoppers 2, 3 & 4

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Project by Napaman posted 11-23-2008 08:36 PM 1804 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I had some trouble with my first stopper…but with the help of my LJ’s I got some ideas and ordered some new mandrels and stoppers and problem is now solved…here is the the result…3 new stoppers…

The middle stopper is Olive Wood…and I cant remember the red or darker wood—-I am not sure if I am remembering right but could it be “Blood Wood”...I got these off a “cheap” table at Wood craft when I took a wine stopper class—-really an elongated demo…

Also with LJ advice I switched from Chrome Stoppers to Steel…

I got the mandrels and stoppers from Craft Supply…they got my order to me in a couple days…which was nice…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 11-23-2008 08:52 PM

Beautiful Job, Matt!!

I really like the “red” one! I have to agree about Craft Supplies service, too. Top Notch!


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

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#2 posted 11-23-2008 08:57 PM

These are really wonderful. Good work sir.

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#3 posted 11-23-2008 10:51 PM

you’re off to a great start. There’s nothing wrong with the chrome ones… just so long as they spend a minimum of time in the bottle – nasty environment for the chrome plating. I’m just using stainless, hence I don’t have to worry about it. Totally worth the barely noticeable price difference methinks.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 11-23-2008 11:04 PM

thanks everyone…

scott—thanks for the note on the chrome…in NAPA not too many half drunk bottles…so thats good to know that they can be used…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 11-23-2008 11:54 PM

They look great Matt. Nice Job!

Thanks for posting them.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 11-24-2008 05:03 AM

Nice job! I’m going to have to get some of those kits from Craft Supplies.

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 11-24-2008 04:35 PM


These turned out great! Nice shape to each of these and great wood selection.

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#8 posted 11-24-2008 04:40 PM

Very nice looking stoppers Matt.They sure would make nice christmas presents.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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Mark Shymanski

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#9 posted 12-12-2008 06:17 PM

Very nice stoppers. It looks like you are really getting the hang of turning.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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