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jkid

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03-01-2016 12:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question lathe turning

Just “learned” how to use a lathe. Spent the week end practicing by making wine bottle stoppers. ( have a long way to go ) Does anyone know of a source for the tips? I can’t afford WC retail prices. The list of “I want one” is growing.


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#1 posted 03-01-2016 01:46 AM

Jkid I also just started with my lathe making some bottle stopper also . Bought a kit fro Ruth Niles her products are great .Prices wasn’t bad either and fast delivery .

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#2 posted 03-01-2016 01:49 AM

Thanks I’ll look at the site

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#3 posted 03-01-2016 02:31 AM

You don’t have to buy special ends, my daughter made the one below; three years later and it’s still working just fine.

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#4 posted 03-01-2016 02:42 AM

Rick, nice solution. Do you remember the size of the post ?

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#5 posted 03-01-2016 03:42 AM

5/8 – 3/4 inch, but ours is a tad big. It works but I would go smaller like 3/8-5/8. Or even better, measure a few wine bottles and go from there. I don’t remember the o-ring size but they are on tight.

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#6 posted 03-01-2016 03:45 AM

Thank you sir

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#7 posted 03-01-2016 03:59 AM

Both Craft Supplies (https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/t/52/Bottle-Stoppers) and Penn State (https://www.pennstateind.com/store/bottle-stopper-kits.html) look to have both decent selection and price.

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#8 posted 03-01-2016 04:05 AM

Packard Woodworks has silicone stoppers at a very reasonable price:
http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=proj-supp-botstop-silbs

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#9 posted 03-01-2016 07:33 AM

I prefer the stainless steel ones for wine bottles to the chrome plated ones. Once the chrome plating is compromised (e.g. a crack develops), they’ll corrode. Craft Supplies are nice.

FWIW, I made my own mandrel using a 3/8-16 bolt and a regular drill bit and tap that I already had. That alone will save you some bucks.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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#10 posted 03-01-2016 07:49 AM

If you go to Ruth- Niles website, she has instructions on how to make your own mandrel using some chunks of wood and some 3/8-18 bolts from the hardware store. She also sells mandrels, but I made about half a dozen using her plans and saved some money. Her designs of the stoppers are one of a kind, pretty cool looking.

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#11 posted 03-01-2016 06:23 PM

You could also give Rockler (and I assume Woodcraft) a shot. I bought pen kits from Arizona Silhouette and was quite happy with him. He also has bottle stopper kits and supplies.

Wayne

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jkid

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#12 posted 03-01-2016 10:32 PM

Thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions

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