Bottle Stoppers

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Project by roaddog posted 11-25-2017 12:54 AM 396 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned a couple bottle stoppers today. Olive wood on the left. Tennessee Cedar on the right.

I’m cheap so I didn’t buy the mandrel that goes on the lathe for these. It took some time to sort out a carriage bolt in a round block to work as a mandrel. Longer than it took me to turn and finish these stoppers.

Got it all worked out and it only cost me .59 in hardware instead of $26 for the mandrel online. The carriage bolt started to spin on me after the second turning which I cured with some 5 minute epoxy

I have more of these, some pizza cutters, ice cream scoops and pepper mill kits to turn.

Lathes are addictive.

-- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-25-2017 12:56 AM

Nice stoppers. you are right..turning is addictive!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 11-25-2017 01:29 PM

These stoppers are beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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