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Project by Woodturner66 posted 02-07-2011 09:51 PM 1282 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Acrylic Bottle stoppers. Poured my own cast once I figured out the correct formula. Turned on the lathe.
Sand down to 600 grit wet. Then used Beal polishing system just down to the white wheel.

Some were bought from Arizona silhouette. Made some for the Denver Bronco’s, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets and Denver Avalanche. Gave them all away. Figured if I sold them they would be Logo infringement something or another.

-- Chris Ward





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Stephen Mines

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 10:03 PM

Wow, leave it to a woodturner to break some skyline! Must’ve been a fun learning period!

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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Woodturner66

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 10:14 PM

It was fun learning. Bought glass candle holders for the molds. I couldn’t get them to release from the glass too well. I think i went through about 40 of them. Kept breaking them. Finally bought rubber mold making stuff. Now i can just peal it away.

It took a while to figure out how much dye to put in for the colored part and then how long to let it dry before adding the clear. Read a lot of articles.

-- Chris Ward

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 10:39 PM

Hey Chris,
Different and real nice….good job.

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MasterSergeant

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 10:58 PM

excellent, thanks for letting us look!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Shawn K.

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 12:12 AM

Those are some gorgeous stoppers! Amazing finish job!

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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Leonard5

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 12:56 AM

Nice job. Where do you get your stopper bottoms at?
Leonard

-- Leonard H.

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Richard Alexander

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#7 posted 02-08-2011 03:44 AM

That rose is absolutely beautiful. I’d love to see a blog detailing more of the process.

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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christopheralan

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#8 posted 02-08-2011 03:56 AM

Well done!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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NormG

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#9 posted 02-08-2011 05:56 AM

Great work

-- Norman

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Woodturner66

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#10 posted 02-08-2011 04:45 PM

Leonard, I got the bottoms at WoodCraft. http://www.woodcraft.com/Family/2004773/Bottle-Stoppers-.aspx

-- Chris Ward

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Woodturner66

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#11 posted 02-08-2011 04:49 PM

Richard,

I never done a blog in my life. I’ll have to read up on how to do one. Is it just a step-by-step approach?
Taking pictures along the way? I need a blog to tell me how to do a blog :)

-- Chris Ward

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Derek Lyons

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#12 posted 02-09-2011 02:30 AM

Very cool – what wood did you use?

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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Richard Alexander

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#13 posted 02-09-2011 04:38 AM

I’ve never done a blog myself either. It doesn’t look too hard though (easy for me to say). Click on the “Blogs” tab up at the top, then click the green “add new blog entry” button at the top left. Then it’s just like leaving a forum entry, at least as far as I can tell. I’m especially interested in how you created the rose and added the pictures at the bottom.

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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