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Forum topic by kmetzger posted 05-07-2014 03:12 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2014 03:12 PM

If you scroll down the page you’ll see a wooden disk placed over a wine bottle to display wine stoppers.
How would you go about turning this disk? I’m mainly interested in how to cut the center out of the disk. Just use a hole saw?

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico,

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 04:22 PM

Glue block, cole jaws, or just use a hole saw.


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#2 posted 05-08-2014 03:44 PM

For me it depends on whether you want to make one or several. For one, I would hole saw the center then turn the rest. For several, make a template and use a router & pattern bit for the whole job.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#3 posted 05-17-2014 09:56 AM

I made a couple of these and I just used a faceplate. After turning my design I marked the hole size I wanted and made sure it was slightly bigger than the faceplate and then used a thin parting tool and bored thru the plate. Before you bore all the way thru hold the outer edge of the plate so it doesn’t take off in the air.

-- Vince

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