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Wine Stoppers made in Arizona

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-29-2009 10:35 PM 1289 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some of the many wine bottle stoppers I made on my mini lathe in Case Grande, Az. They were selling as fast as I could make them.
The nice thing about making a wine stopper is that you create whatever comes into you head in that 10 minutes it takes to cut it out. I find that laminated ones and ones with coins or ends of rifle shells imbedded in the top go quite quickly.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Vince

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 11:24 PM

Nice stoppers. You mention rifle shells imbedded on some, do you have any pictures of those?

-- Vince

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 01:22 AM

Hi Vince. I’ll have to hunt one up for you. Some of those in the picture had dollar coins in them, but they are all sold. I just got a 45-70 cartridge, a 7.62 mm shell and 30 mm cannon shell from an A10 Warthog gatling gun- the tank killer plane. The 30 mm is steel and real plain on the end- no writing at all- so it will just be a decoration in my office. I was out at the range and I found a lot of steel shells lately. They don’t polish up near as nice as brass and they rust after a while

What I do is cut off the case in the lathe to about 1/2” long and then bore a hole in the end of the stopper to just fit it. Then I epoxy it in.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-30-2009 02:14 AM

Great looking stoppers Jim. Where are you at down there? Give me a call and will try and stop by.

Scrappy

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

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#4 posted 12-30-2009 03:26 AM

Really nice work Jim. Some of the nicest stoppers I’ve seen. Would you mind telling me where you get the brass part? I live in Colorado and would like to make some stoppers too. Also, do you market these to liquore stores? You mentioned they sell really fast. Who have you found to be good customer types to show these to?
Thanks.

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#5 posted 12-30-2009 03:40 AM

very nice Jim. I would love to beable to make some one day when I have a lathe some day

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-30-2009 10:15 PM

Hi Scrappy and Miles
I’ll be at the High Chapparrel RV park which is south of Case Grande by about 15 miles on the west side of I 10 and it looks to be just south of the I-8 and I-10 interchange. That was some dust storm they had there onon Dec 22nd on I-10 where 3 people died.
Miles, I buy the stopper bottoms from the Woodturners Catalog. The company is actually Craft Supples USA out of Provo, Ut- not far from you. Call them for a Catalog 1-800-551-8876. you get 20% off if you buy 20 or more. The gold chrome ar #466-0002, the chrome ones are #466-0001. If you turn wood, you need to get their catalog.
I sell them at the RV parks and I have friend who has the display rack on her desk and she sells one a week that way. I have the lathe running at our park and people come by and watch and usually buy one or two.

Guys, have a Happy New Year

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-18-2010 12:17 AM

Very nice!

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John Gray

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#8 posted 04-19-2010 07:51 PM

COOL! Thanks for posting. I too would like to see pictures of the ones with inserts in the to…shells etc.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 03:47 AM

Hi John. I did a project of the Latest Wine Stoppers in my rotary rack. They have the stones imbedded in the top . Look in my project file. It was project #41.
I have put all knids of things in the ends of them as long as they are round. I did a lot of stoppers with toonies in them for my Canadian friends….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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