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Yin Yang wine stopper

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1619 days ago 1286 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not in my shop during the winter so this was the best I could do for a YinYang project with my mini lathe out in the desert. It is a wine stopper made from walnut, maple and mesquite. This is a simple turning and not entered in the with the great projects in the yin yang contest, but it was fun to make.

Keep your lathe spinning!!!!!!!!!

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





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everettvh

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#1 posted 1619 days ago

Great stuff, Jim! Hope you’re enjoying life in the desert. Here in West Michigan it’s just above freezing—a real heat wave! We’ll miss you at the guild meeting on Tuesday.

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#2 posted 1619 days ago

Very Nice Jim. I am planning on making a few any suggestions?

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 1619 days ago

Nice indeed

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#4 posted 1619 days ago

Great job Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 1619 days ago

Hi Evertt. Now I remember you are also a Lumberjock. Nice to hear from you. Now that the rains haves stopped here and the grounds dried up , I can get back on the lathe making lots of new things. Tell Roger Lance that I have made some refrigerator magnets out of some of the local wood. Wine stoppers are selling well here!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1619 days ago

Hi Evertt. Now I remember you are also a Lumberjock. Nice to hear from you. Now that the rains haves stopped here and the grounds dried up , I can get back on the lathe making lots of new things. Tell Roger Lance that I have made some refrigerator magnets out of some of the local wood. Wine stoppers are selling well here!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1619 days ago

Hi DaddyJ. If you are going to make this type of wine stopper, you’ll need a 3/8-16 threaded stud sticking out of the spinde to screw the blank onto. Then it is a just a matter of your imagination for the shape. People like the ones with things inset in the top- like coins and rifle shells and polished gemstones. They also go for ones made from laminated blanks. Good luck. I’ll be looking for your project stoppers in the future.

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

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scrappy

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#8 posted 1618 days ago

Looks good Jim. Glad to hear you have dried out a bit down there. Sory to say more rain is comin.

Thanks for the pic of us at Woodcraft. Was a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing you at the craft fair in a couple of weeks.

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1617 days ago

Hi Scrappy. I have some red Eucalyptus wood for you that I will bring to the picnic. The guys in the park cut down a big tree yesterday and I was a part of splitting it all up today for firewood. But I can get as much as I want for turning. I managed to savme a few pieces from the heart.I hope they don’t crack before I get a chance to turn them. I’m not sure this mini lathe will spin them!!

I’ll bring the pop to the picnic. pepsi and diet pepsi okay?

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

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scrappy

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#10 posted 1617 days ago

Sounds good Jim. Will keep you updated on the picnic.

Scrappy

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

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#11 posted 540 days ago

JIM I admire your work a lot. here in Nevada its difficult to find supplies of any kind locally, so I order most everything on line. I,d like to have some of the kinds of stopper bottoms you use. are the silicon, rubber, what? suggestions for me to locate some? thanks for sharing.

-- phil, nevada

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 533 days ago

Hi Phil. Here is where I buy the stopper bottoms. I buy more than 20 at a time to get a better price:

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/t/4/-/12/52/Bottle-Stoppers

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

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