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Segmented Wine Bottle Stopper - 1/2 & 1/2 Twist

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Project by darryl posted 06-02-2009 05:17 AM 2033 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

Project Description
This segemented stopper is my first completed project in my June 2009 “30 Projects in 30 Days” challenge. Building these stoppers has been a lot of fun for me. Each design element allows for a number of alternatives by using different species of wood. For this stopper I have used a new pattern involving two species of wood in a single twisting pattern that I’ve named the “1/2 & 1/2 Twist”. Considering that each stopper takes several hours to build and turn, I take great joy in knowing that no two stoppers are the same.

Stopper Stats:
  • Total pieces: 121
  • Wood: Red Leaf Maple & 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
serial # 2009-013





9 comments so far

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lew

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#1 posted 06-02-2009 05:37 AM

Gorgeous, Darryl!!

The turned segmented piece fits tightly to the metal stopper, too!!

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

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Russel

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#2 posted 06-02-2009 11:28 AM

I’ve seen the segmented bowls and I understand how meticulous it can be gluing all the pieces, but you gotta have some good dexterity to glue this up. Thems is little pieces. But, the end product look really good.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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darryl

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#3 posted 06-02-2009 01:35 PM

Thanks Lew, seems the trick to a tight fit is to drill a recess with a forstner bit prior to drilling the hole to be threaded.

Thank you Russel. I started making these small segmented pieces after watching a fellow turner give a demonstration of how he makes his segmented bowls at a local turners group meeting. My segments are roughly the size of a penny.

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sharad

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#4 posted 06-02-2009 01:57 PM

This is incredible darryl. I know I can never do it but I am curious to know how it is done. Can you suggest me a link where I will know the basics of this art.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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darryl

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#5 posted 06-02-2009 02:09 PM

Thank you very much Sharad.
I wrote a tutorial when I first started segmenting which can be found here.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 06-02-2009 05:03 PM

Another great stopper well done

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 06-02-2009 06:43 PM

Again! Beautiful.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Loucarb

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#8 posted 06-02-2009 10:40 PM

I’ll bet that took a lot of patients. Great looking stopper.

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sharad

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#9 posted 06-03-2009 05:20 PM

Darryl, thank u very much for the link. It is ingenious, requiring lot of patience.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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