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Wine Stopper - Quick Gift

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Project by FrankoManini posted 11-26-2008 03:23 AM 1123 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last weekend, my wife announced that she needed a gift for a friend. She was in a hurry too! After 40 minutes at the lathe, I brought this wine stopper upstairs. Apparently it was a big hit with her friend.

Wood is British Columbia Dogwood, which, incidentally, is our Provincial flower as well. It turned very vicely and was a pleasure to work with.

It’s good to have a few of these glued up and ready to turn for situations just like this one. Very quick little gifts that have that personal touch.

-- - If my wife asks, I got ALL of my tools on sale.





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Gbell5

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#1 posted 11-26-2008 03:33 AM

I like it. Can’t beat the quick gift ideas from a lathe

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#2 posted 11-26-2008 04:34 AM

Great little gift. Thanks for sharing.

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

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jroot

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 02:11 PM

Very nice. I like it.

-- jroot

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 02:25 PM

That baby finished very nice. Good job.

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#5 posted 12-04-2008 04:47 PM

How do you attach the cork to the wood? Do you recycle old corks or do you recommend synthetic for longevity?

-- one of HIS many carpenters

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#6 posted 12-04-2008 05:40 PM

Very nice gift idea Franko.It will look great in the wine bottle.

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

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FrankoManini

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#7 posted 12-09-2008 08:06 PM

Knottythumbs, you asked:

How do you attach the cork to the wood? Do you recycle old corks or do you recommend synthetic for longevity?

I buy the corks from a turning supplier. They come with a hole drilled in them, and grooved dowel. The dowel gets glued into the rough block that gets turned, and once completed, the cork gets glued onto the dowel.

Stopper blank with dowel glued in, stopper corks.

The dowel is also used to grip the blank in a collet chuck for turning. I made my own collet chuck for this purpose.

Homemade collet chuck

Collet chuck and blank

-- - If my wife asks, I got ALL of my tools on sale.

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chuditch

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 12:20 AM

Great…I personally think that Cork make a simple but affordable gift particularly in a Tourist/wine Region such as the South west of Western Australia….George

-- WoodWrite, Busselton, Western Australia. woodwrite@iinet.net.au

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