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Project by PaulDoug posted 11-19-2016 04:15 PM 517 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to make some bottle stoppers for family members that have NRA memberships. I made six in all, here is a sampling of two. Been a long time since I fired up the lathe. Was fun.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk





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#1 posted 11-19-2016 05:28 PM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 11-19-2016 05:47 PM

Very nice gift.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#3 posted 11-19-2016 06:49 PM

These are beautifully done and will make great stocking stuffers.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 11-19-2016 10:27 PM

Very nice idea. They look great.

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#5 posted 11-19-2016 10:45 PM

Thank you for the nice comments. The stopper part is a pretty new design that I purchased from Ruth Niles. I really like them. She also has them in brass.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 11-19-2016 11:22 PM

Classy work Paul :-) these are real smart
Pete

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#7 posted 11-20-2016 08:11 PM

Look good Paul..

What is the timber, please??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 11-20-2016 08:18 PM

Thanks Pete, and Crowie.

The one laying down is macadamia nut wood, the other I am not sure. I have been using up some blanks I’ve had for years.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 11-20-2016 11:46 PM

Great work, fun to make. Nice touch with the coin on there.

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

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#10 posted 11-21-2016 12:22 AM


Thanks Pete, and Crowie.

The one laying down is macadamia nut wood, the other I am not sure. I have been using up some blanks I ve had for years.

- PaulDoug


G’Day Paul, “macadamia” is a native of Queensland, Australia and you have pieces of timber…wow… I know the trees were taken to the Americas but even up to the cool end too…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macadamia

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#11 posted 11-21-2016 04:26 PM

If I remember correctly the Macadamia came fro Australia. I got it off Ebay. It does not grow in the NW of the US, not sure it grows anywhere in the us.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#12 posted 11-22-2016 05:34 AM



If I remember correctly the Macadamia came fro Australia. I got it off Ebay. It does not grow in the NW of the US, not sure it grows anywhere in the us.

- PaulDoug

I think the Hawaiian islands grow them Paul….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 11-22-2016 04:45 PM

You are probably correct. That is were I first tasted one when I was stationed there in 1964!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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