Apple Bottle Stopper Top

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Project by interpim posted 10-22-2009 02:15 AM 1450 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all… I have been turning a few bottle stoppers for Christmas gifts lately, and unfortunately I ran out of stoppers, so I am piling up the tops for them LOL.

This one was unique enough I thought I would post it.

It is a piece of Padauk turned in the shape of an apple, and a small twig soaked in CA glue is glued into a hole I bored into the top.

I think this will be an appropriate gift for my Mother-in-law who happens to be a Kindergarten teacher.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 10-22-2009 02:19 AM

ah, a good way to get in good with your M-I-L… you need to keep that woman happy and you found an excellent way of doing that.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 10-22-2009 02:30 AM

Apple and Wine for the teacher- The perfect gifts!!

Nice Job!

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

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#3 posted 10-22-2009 02:45 AM

cool idea

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-22-2009 02:50 AM

take care of those teachers!!! looks great—-where is the stopper portion—-or is that what you meant—-the stopper part is not on yet…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 10-22-2009 02:53 AM

great job…even the wood grain texture adds to the look!....I think if I had to teach kindergarten…just give me the wine (lots of it)...forget the apple….lol

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 10-22-2009 03:53 AM

that’s a beautiful stopper top!

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#7 posted 10-22-2009 07:15 AM

Looks good enough to eat. Great work!

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#8 posted 10-22-2009 08:06 AM

Great imagination at work! Fantastic job. You should get a gold star for this. haha

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 10-22-2009 01:51 PM

Great idea, what size is that? Apple size or bottle top size?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 10-24-2009 03:43 AM

Shipmate, that’s a great looking stopper! Looks like you need to find a craft fair!

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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