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Bottle stopper by my daughter

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Project by Rick M. posted 476 days ago 781 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bottle stopper in maple, my daughter’s Mother’s Day gift to my wife. Dinner was approaching and when kids get hungry they start to lose enthusiasm so it didn’t get as much sanding as it should. Finished in mineral oil. I feared the o-rings might come off in the bottle but in practice they stay tight on the wood cork. To cut the round groove I used an old drill bit, nothing else was working, and did that part myself as I was unsure how the drill bit would react but it was fine.

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oldnovice

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#1 posted 476 days ago

That is one corker of a project!

I like the O rings a good way to get a solid seal. What are the dark spots on top … just grain?

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 476 days ago

Way to go Dad. Nice save on doing the last minute gift!

By the way… the stopper is supposed to replace a cork, NOT a screw-cap. LOL

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 476 days ago

Good job Rick. What’s in the bottle the stopper is used for? Water? lol

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 476 days ago

The burn marks on top are from parting it off and didn’t get completely sanded away. It was her planned gift all along but didn’t get a chance to work on until Saturday and then not until late afternoon because I had so many errands. She likes working with the lathe and has made a couple tea light holders. And yeah, my wife bought cheap wine. I don’t drink wine and prefer bourbon.

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Don W

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#5 posted 476 days ago

Now you can tell the wife to put a cork in it and get away with it. Nice job dad.

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Nugs

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#6 posted 476 days ago

Very neat. We’re always drinking wine at my house, something like this would come in handy.

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#7 posted 475 days ago

Just keep that girl “spinning” Rick, she goin real nicely
Pete

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