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My first bottle topper

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Project by DigBaddy posted 01-21-2013 04:19 AM 453 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Turned my first bottle stopper tonight. Not sure what the wood was. Ran a wooden dowel through the center of the cork, and super glued it into the topper.

I really like the wood. Wife thinks it’s too “clunky”. I tend to agree with her.

Hope to turn more this week.





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tonybrews

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 03:54 PM

It looks like marble wood. Not a bad looking stopper, but if you think it’s too clunky, try making them a tad bit shorter. I got my first lathe (mini) a few months ago, and immediatly became addicted to it. So nice to get a project done in an hour or so, versus several weekends!

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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LesB

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 06:45 PM

It all starts somewhere.
I like to use the poly stoppers sold by Wood Craft….and others. They slip over a 1/2” dowel just fine. Don’t stain, seal better than cork and can be replaced if damaged.
Another design to consider is one that is counter drilled with the stopper part inside. It fits over the top of a wine bottle and sets lower. My wife likes them because the bottle fits in the fridge easier. I think there is a picture of one I made in my projects.

-- Les B, Oregon

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