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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-12-2012 06:33 AM 1630 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are 5 wine stoppers I made to fill my display rack for the show today. The first one is spalted beech with a red oak top and tiger eye cab on top. The next 3 are osage orange, and the last one is purple heart( which was the only one that sold today).
I showed two of them on a bottle of Yellow Tail in honor of my friends in Australia.

The last shot is the first one without the stopper.

They are all finished with EEE and Shellawax ( also from Australia)...............Jim

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 10:33 AM

Nice lot of wine stoppers, like the woods you used. Hope you drank the wine in honor of your Aussie friends.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 01:40 PM

nice stoppers. I’ve gotta try some YellowTail

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 02:12 PM

Awesome turning once again Jim, I love the look of all these different woods. Thanks for the post.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 02:15 PM

That’s a nice variety of stoppers. I always always wonder what it is that makes one thing appeal to a person over another. Is it the shape or is the color? You never know what’s going to catch someones eye. I would have picked the 2nd one, or maybe the 1st one.

I bet those are fun to make. I don’t drink wine, I’m a beer guy, but I serve it to my friends who do. Those would be great for a small thank you gift.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#5 posted 02-12-2012 02:59 PM

I hate mushrooms, but love wine! You may make a believer out of me! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#6 posted 02-12-2012 06:29 PM

Hi guys. Thanks for the nice comments. Bob, I did drink the wine in honor of you and all the Australian LJ’s and have another bottle for this week. I heard that mushrooms were all the rage over there now too!
Roger, it tastes real good .
I made a tool bit with a right hook on it for getting under the mushroom tops and it works so good to undercut these little critters. I just love to make ‘em now!!

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

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#7 posted 02-12-2012 09:29 PM

very cool. When you get back you have an aprentice waiting to learn how to make some lathe tools. lol

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 02-12-2012 10:04 PM

Great idea Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 01:23 AM

Nice stoppers!!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#10 posted 02-13-2012 12:45 PM

Beautiful Stoppers! I bet you had a great show, too!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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