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Project by darryl posted 02-06-2011 09:00 PM 1116 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are six of my newest wine bottle stoppers. I tried a few new design ideas with these and also a new finishing technique. Rather than using polyurethane as I have been, I applied two coats of Tung oil and then waxed each one. I’m happy with the results of the new finish. There is still a sheen to the finish and there is also a warmer overall feel to the bottle stoppers.

All comments welcome.





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 09:05 PM

Hi Darryl;

BEAUTIFUL job on these!

Lee

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 09:34 PM

I like the one with the brass dot accents!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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fjdavid

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 09:45 PM

Very nice. Were these glue ups that you made or did you purchase them? It looks as if there is either a thin layer of contrasting wood veneer between each piece or is that just dark from the glue line? I liked the brass accents. nice touch.

-- Frank, http://www.FDWorkshop.net or http://www.etsy.com/shop/FDWorkshop

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peteg

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 10:24 PM

Nice clean turnng & finish Darryl, must try the brass pins, I have used soft aliminium pins with some of my pieces, adds a point f difference :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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darryl

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 11:11 PM

Thanks guys.
Frank, there are all glue-ups that i have made. The coloring you see between the segments is there from the glue. I use medium CA to put the blanks together.

I like how the brass pins worked out. I would like to try some aluminum also.

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peteg

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 11:44 PM

Hey Darryl, you can pick up a piece of soft drawn aluminium wire (it’s about 3mm thick) from most craft type shops. it turns a treat, if you finish sanding with steel wool you may get a dark “drag” mark thru the steel / ali’ interaction so just watch for that, :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 02-07-2011 12:41 AM

Well done Darryl.

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#8 posted 02-07-2011 01:47 AM

Magnificent!!!!

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#9 posted 02-07-2011 02:08 AM

Wow, Darryl!!

My favorite is the last one!

Lew

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

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#10 posted 02-08-2011 01:01 AM

Where do you get your bottom pieces at?
Leonard

-- Leonard H.

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#11 posted 02-08-2011 03:22 AM

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#12 posted 02-09-2011 01:54 AM

Leonard5 I get my hardware from Craft Supplies USA.
Thanks Gary!

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