A Bouquet of Bottle Stoppers

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Project by Abter posted 06-25-2018 07:07 PM 651 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Even though my daughter is 27 and is engaged, that does not mean she has outgrown her superb skill of gazing lovingly at me and saying “Daddy, could you please do something for me” My daughter is getting married, and asked me to make bottle stoppers for the members of the bridal party. The wedding will be at a winery (yes…we do have a growing number of wineries in Maryland), so wine bottle stoppers seemed appropriate. I have made a variety of things on the lathe, but never a bottle stopper. It seemed like an opportunity to both make my daughter happy (and my wife as well of course), and have some fun on the lathe.
Sorry about the corny title of this project; I just couldn’t resist.

-- "Many men fish all their lives without ever realizing that it is not the fish they are after." {often mis-quoted as by H.D. Thoreau}

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#1 posted 06-25-2018 07:10 PM

Some very nice stoppers! I recently did my first stopper and really enjoyed it, since then I have done several more just playing around and testing different shapes

-- Matt R

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#2 posted 06-25-2018 10:10 PM

Very nice selection of stoppers!!


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

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#3 posted 06-25-2018 10:18 PM

A very interesting and unique dozen

Well done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 06-26-2018 01:11 AM

Great looking Stoppers, good selection of designs.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 06-26-2018 02:40 AM

Nice designs and colors. Good job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 06-26-2018 02:52 AM

Nicely Done! Those are some great looking bottle toppers, you did an excellent job. That was a lot of work coming up with all those different ideas. Your daughter will love that you made such a special effort so that she could have that perfect day. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#7 posted 06-26-2018 07:20 PM

These are all very nice and beautifully done. They will make great gifts.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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