|Project by Sawdust2||posted 05-04-2007 03:04 AM||2193 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
My neighbors are wine afficianodos (how ‘bout dat) so I decided to make some cork wine bottle stoppers. Then a few guys in the Wed nite group also decided to make some.
Taking a clue from Niki I made my own mandrel. Cost about $2.06.
That’s photo 1. A piece of 3/8 alllthread and three nuts. Right now the nub is 1/2 in ch but I think 3/4 is more likely where it will end up.
I drill a 5/16 hole and tap it with a 3/8 tap so is screws right on. It can go on without tapping the blank but it comes off easier if it is tapped;
I chose 3/8 because the hole in the cork is 3/8.
The stopper with the chrome base is a BereaHardwoods/Rockler stopper. That has a 1/4 in shaft so I used one of my friends mandrels to make that one.
Finish is micro mesh, HUT wax then carnauba wax.
Still playing with the designs.
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.