Bottle Stoppers

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Project by Dragonstaar posted 1476 days ago 1272 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just got started turning wine bottle stoppers. The first one was turned from Quina, an aromatic wood from southern South America and a source of balsam used in perfumes. The second was turned from a scrap of Bay I thought had been relegated to the kindling box long ago.

I love how the detail in the third picture shows off the tight pattern of the Bay grain.

-- Susannah, Melbourne FL

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#1 posted 1476 days ago

Very cool, could use one of those for those rare times we don’t finish a bottle. :<)

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

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#2 posted 1475 days ago

Hello Dragonstaar, welcome to Lumberjocks. I like the shape of your stopper. Never heard of Quina, but it is a beautiful wood; you’re right, the third picture shows off the grain nicely. I just did my first bottle stoppers, and they sure are fun!


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#3 posted 1473 days ago

Very nice stoppers… I liked the picture of the ornate one!

I’ve only turned pens, but plan on doing some stoppers… what are the best kits?

Thanks for sharing.

... Don


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#4 posted 1456 days ago

Very nice bottle stopper, nice turning and finish


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#5 posted 661 days ago

Wow! That’s some beautiful work!! I enjoy wine, one of those would look so nice siting atop of a bottle of Sharaz.

-- Harold

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