Bottle stoppers with bases

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Project by Mip posted 06-16-2016 11:50 PM 805 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned these a couple of years ago to sell at a craft fair, but didn’t make one sale, so I still got them. Turned from various wood and used stainless steel stoppers from Ruth Niles. I’ve heard that the fumes from the wine will break down the chrome over time, so that’s why I went with the stainless steel. The bases were an afterthought; I had to come up with a way to display them. One is solid oak, one is aromatic cedar, and the last one is laminated oak and walnut, turned on an angle so you can see the stripes. Enjoy.

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#1 posted 06-16-2016 11:54 PM

Oh yeah, I turned one more Celtic knot. Once I learn how they are made, I just can’t stop making them. I need a twelve step process to quit.

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#2 posted 06-17-2016 01:37 AM

Wow, Nice Job!

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#3 posted 06-17-2016 03:54 AM

Has anyone ever told you that you may have a drinking problem?
Are all of for your open bottles?
Regardless, that’s a lot of nice bottle stoppers.

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#4 posted 06-17-2016 06:16 AM

They look quite nice in those stands too.

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#5 posted 06-17-2016 09:06 AM

Look at all the cool stuff you’ve been keeping from us, Paul. Keep it up.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 06-17-2016 05:35 PM

This is a very nice collection of bottle stoppers.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 06-17-2016 09:05 PM

Great job, Love making Celtic Knots. Its crazy they didn’t sell. They sell like Hot Cakes out here in Southern California. I sell them for 20-25. Smart to get the Solid SS ones the Chrome do go bad after a while. I only use SS. How much were you selling them for? I grew up in Westland MI but havent been there since 84.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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