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Segmented Bottle Stopper

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Project by darryl posted 1942 days ago 1969 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wine bottle stopper has been sold. Visit my Etsy store to see the available wine bottle stoppers

Project Description
I bought my topper kits about a year and a half ago. I made my first topper a couple months back when I was tring to figure out the process with my friend Rosco. I had made this blank to be part of another segmented pen, but got to thinking that it was just about the right size to make a topper also. There are about 120 +/- pieces of walnut, maple, bloodwood and sapele in this piece. I used the same CA/BLO finish on the topper that I use on my pens. The stopper top is about 2-1/4” tall.

Other segmented wine bottle stoppers I have created and posted here at Lumberjocks

Speckled

serial # 2009-020
serial # 2009-016
serial # 2009-011
serial # 2009-003
serial # 2009-002

Parallel Twist

serial # 2009-010
serial # 2009-009
serial # 2009-006
serial # 2009-005

OctoTwist

serial # 2009-019
serial # 2009-018
serial # 2009-008
serial # 2009-007

Patchwork

serial # 2009-022
serial # 2009-021
serial # 2009-015
serial # 2009-012

Special Edition

serial # 2009-017
serial # 2009-013





14 comments so far

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BigBard

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#1 posted 1942 days ago

Absolutely Stunning!

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1942 days ago

Amazing, very cool.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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LesB

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#3 posted 1942 days ago

Great idea. Also a real way to use those small pieces of expensive hard woods I often save from other projects.
I have made a lot of bottle stoppers but your laminated pieces is a new idea I will have to play with.

-- Les B, Oregon

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rikkor

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#4 posted 1942 days ago

That is really pretty. Very good job!

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whit

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#5 posted 1941 days ago

VERY nice!!!

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 1941 days ago

Very nice. Now those are some small pieces. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Nils

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#7 posted 1941 days ago

That style looks really good on a bottle stopper!

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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Gary

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#8 posted 1941 days ago

I don’t think it goes to well with that bottle.
;-)

Very good craftsmanship.
G

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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lew

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#9 posted 1941 days ago

Beautiful!!!!

May I ask how you created the interface between the bottom of the wooden piece and the top of the metal stopper. If your stopper is like mine, the top of the stopper is not flat. Did you make a simple relief cut or contour the wooden surface?

Thanks

Lew

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

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Rick D.

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#10 posted 1941 days ago

Those segments are so small! Wow. Your eyes must be tired when you get done cutting and gluing. Great job!

-- segmented turning kits ---> http://theSegmentedTurner.com

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darryl

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#11 posted 1941 days ago

thank you all for the kind words.
I think the segments are fairly managable during the glue-up phase. There are eight pieces per layer. I’m looking into bumping that to a higher number, but I fear that is when I may need to check myself in the mental institution!!

Lew, if I understand your question correctly both ends of my blank start out flat. I drilled an 11/32” hole about 3/4” deep prior to threading the hole. I didn’t do anything else to the end that meets the stopper hardware. The very top of the wooden section is concave (like a really small bowl) to eliminate the dimple created by the tailstock. that make any sense?

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WoodMosaics

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#12 posted 1941 days ago

Very nice.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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matt garcia

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#13 posted 1940 days ago

Darryl you must have great patience!! How in the world did you get all those tiny parts glued up? It’s really pretty! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Napaman

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#14 posted 1923 days ago

sooo cool…matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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