Stuck wine stopper

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Forum topic by griz posted 10-25-2009 11:49 PM 761 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2009 11:49 PM

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Turned my first wine stopper today. Drilled the hole for the mandrel and mounted in the chuck. Now I cannot get the finished stopper off of the mandrel. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 11:53 PM

try putting the stopper and mandrel in the freezer. When it gets cold the mandrel should shrink more than the wood and maybe it will release.

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

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 01:01 AM

In the future turn the blank onto your chuck and back it off… coat with a little wax and put it back on… it should come off easily after that.

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 01:28 AM

I tried the the freezer trick. It didn’t work so well. I will try it again later. I will let you know how it works out. I will try the wax suggestion on the next one.

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