Bottle Stoppers

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Project by Sandking posted 06-03-2009 05:05 PM 1401 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After taking so long on the bookcase I felt like I needed to tackle some projects that could be completed quickly. Sometimes I find that I need that feeling of accomplishment and long projects end up getting a little frustrating. Therefore my wife (fiance at the time) bought me a mini-lathe for my 30th birthday and I got into turning pens and bottle stoppers. For out wedding favors I made over 200 bottle stoppers. I had a trophy shop make some 1 1/4” medallions with our name and wedding date that I recessed in the top and then filled with epoxy. That was a huge project….

-- The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary....

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#1 posted 06-03-2009 05:08 PM

I think these are superbly made really nice turning well done Alistair ps now you need to take drinking lessons LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 06-03-2009 05:13 PM

Where do you purchase your stoppers from? Great idea regarding the wedding! Very nice work.

-- Teri, Michigan

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#3 posted 06-03-2009 05:19 PM

When I first started I got them from PSI but I noticed the chrome flakes off quickly with the acid from the wine. I now buy them from Craft Supplies USA and use the stainless steel ones (although I don’t think I have made any with that yet).

-- The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary....

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 06:51 PM

200 stoppers as wedding favors! that’s quite the undertaking!

nice form and finish on these, great work.

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#5 posted 06-03-2009 06:56 PM

real beauties well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 10-04-2009 05:24 PM

amazing feat…I here you on the long projects…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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