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Segmented Wine Bottle Stopper #13

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Project by darryl posted 05-22-2009 06:24 AM 1686 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Project Description
I was inspired a few weeks back to try something new with my segmented bottle stoppers by this project from Woodhacker. I made a jig for my drillpress to hold my individual segments so I could drill a little hole and insert a small dowel (also known as a toothpick!).

Stopper Stats:
  • Total pieces: 137
  • Primary wood: Red Leaf Maple
  • Secondary wood: Walnut
  • Cap: Sapele
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8” tall, 1” diameter
  • Finish: CA/BLO

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
serial # 2009-001

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





9 comments so far

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-22-2009 06:26 AM

another work of art

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 02:46 PM

WOW! Great detail.

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 03:02 PM

Nice work. Looks complicated.

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 03:10 PM

Darryl,

Really Cool! The toothpick idea is great!

Lew

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Ampeater

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#5 posted 05-22-2009 10:48 PM

That is a really beautiful bottle stopper.

What is the dark area between each segment? Is it dark glue or a piece of veneer? Whatever it is I really like it.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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darryl

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 12:05 AM

the darkness between the segments is from the CA glue used. I haven’t got into applying veneer… yet!

This stopper was pretty much a trial for a couple techniques. I’m pretty happy with the results. Thanks for the kind words!

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 01:57 AM

fantastic!

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#8 posted 05-23-2009 02:58 AM

hey welcome back Scott, haven’t seen you in a while!

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#9 posted 05-23-2009 08:05 PM

What adjective could I possibly use that could come close to the WoW that stopper inspires.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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