Segmented Wine Bottle Stopper - The Heart Stopper

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Project by darryl posted 1534 days ago 2225 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Project Description
Constructed primarily of maple, the highlight of this piece is the mahogany heart design. As this is a true segmented piece, the heart is only visible on one side. I used a wipe on polyurethane finish.

Stopper Stats:
  • Total Pieces: 186
  • Primary Wood: Maple
  • Secondary Wood: Mahogany
  • Cap: Maple
  • Dimensions: 2-1/8” tall, 1” diameter
  • Finish: polyurethane

Other segmented wine bottle stoppers I have created and posted here at Lumberjocks


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Parallel Twist

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1/2 & 1/2 Twist

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Special Edition

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14 comments so far

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 1534 days ago

It is very nice and unique. I,m thinking about the size of each segment, they must be 5mm or even smaller.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#2 posted 1534 days ago

Lovely !
Your stoppers have come a long way : )
Keep up the good work,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 1534 days ago

oh this is great. I love the feel the heart has.. very sweet, but still impressively elegant!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 1534 days ago

Great Stopper, Darryl!

Thanks for the tips on the construction. I will be trying one of these.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 1534 days ago

Looks Great, my Friend!! Very painstaking work…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View darryl's profile


1792 posts in 2950 days

#6 posted 1534 days ago

Thank you very much, this was a challenging piece that I enjoyed making.

to put the segment sizes in perspective, I took these photos:
this is the size of the larger segments

this is the size of the smaller segments

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matt garcia

1821 posts in 2296 days

#7 posted 1534 days ago

Wow, that must be a lot of work!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 1534 days ago

Very very cool

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1533 days ago

wow. thats some small segmented work, nice job.

-- RStadler

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#10 posted 1533 days ago

Ok, Now I see this isn’t your first attemt on the small scale segmented stuff. Looked at all your other projects, very nice, seems you have a handle on this stuff. Curious on what kind of saw you use?

-- RStadler

View darryl's profile


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#11 posted 1533 days ago

i have an adjustable sled for my tablesaw. other than that, nothing fancy at all!

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#12 posted 1532 days ago

darryl you must have a lot of patience my friend, that is amazing. Well done.

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#13 posted 1444 days ago

You’re telling me that those little pieces were cut on a table saw? Wow! I would have thought some small specialty saw. The “large” and small sections look to have a different angle to them… I’m guessing you don’t mix and match? Anyway, very desirable work and a nice Etsy shop. ‘Heart Stopper’ is the perfect title.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 1444 days ago

yup, spoontaneous, each piece is cut on my table saw sled using an adjustable sled. the two sizes do have different angles and so long as a correct ratio of pieces are used they can be mixed and matched!

thanks so much for the comments!

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