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Bottle stopper with a stand

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Project by douginaz posted 01-01-2010 07:36 PM 1592 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all and Happy New Year.

This project started out as a Christmas gift but did not get finished in time. I don’t know what I was expecting when I bought the bottle stopper kit but I was somehow disappointed in the project, seemed unfinished to me. The first one I made I had followed the instructions and tapered the ends. While it didn’t look bad, it was….well…not complete. I didn’t have a box or anything to put it in so I started making a “stand” for it. If you look at the top you will see a “silver” band for seating the stopper in the stand – that’s really just a piece of stainless steel pipe that I cleaned up, my luck it was just the right size. The intended recipient was happy with the pen I gave him so I guess this will sit in the “ready” bin for those unexpected times when you have to give a gift on the fly. This is my first time using a skew for any detailed work. I know the workmanship is not perfect but I’m happy with it. I continue to learn every time I put a tool to spinning wood – what FUN!

Thanks for looking – I accept all critiques good and bad with the same attitude.

Later,

Doug in AZ.

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#1 posted 01-01-2010 11:40 PM

Well Doug, It sure looks like a finished project now. Neat idea and it looks great.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 05:59 AM

Great stopper. I like the way you finished off the ends of the handles. Gives it a nice look. The stand is a great idea also. If it isn’t being used it is still on display.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 06:01 AM

cool stopper doug.

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