First and Second Bottle Stoppers

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Project by MOJOE posted 01-06-2013 07:09 PM 1062 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first picture shows my first stopper from a Rikon 70-050VS. I had some trouble with the PSI mandrel/drill bit combo I purchased. The supplied bit is too big in my opinion (23/64)....can’t turn without the tailstock. To remedy the situation, I drilled the second blank with a 5/16 bit and tapped with a 3/8×16 tap…...worked just fine.

The taller stopper (number 1) was sanded to 600 grit and burnished with sawdust. The second was sanded to 600 grit them polished with HUT Crystal Coat.

I still need a lot of practice, so all critiques are welcome.


-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 05:16 AM

Very Nice!!

I usually do what you did with the bit and tap. Seems to work better. Made my own mandrel from a 3/8 cut off bolt and a couple of nuts. Drill and tap the hole first, then turn. Use a Jacobs chuck in the head stock.

Here’s a source for stopper-

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

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 03:30 PM

Looks pretty good to me. Nice stoppers with neat finish. Keep it up!


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