Solid wood bottle stopper?

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Forum topic by smileygreen posted 01-20-2015 12:38 AM 860 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2015 12:38 AM

Has anyone made a bottle stopper out of solid wood (without the stainless piece)? I was wanting to make one for a birthday gift and don’t have time to order the stainless piece. I guess my main concern would be if it is sanitary. I am new to turning so any suggestions on which type of wood would work best or any other tips would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 01-20-2015 12:52 AM

You can do it w/ a cork. Make your stopper w/ wooden stem then drill out a cork of appropriate size. Drill a hole in the cork same size as the stem and glue.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 12:56 AM

As long as the portion that actually sticks into bottle top is cork, the rest can be almost anything. The surface of the cork will absorb the liquid, and the main stopper body will remain dry. As Bondo suggested, use a cork, make your stopper body, and drill a cork of the proper size and insert the wooden body into the cork.
Cork into the bottle top, wood as a handle.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#3 posted 01-20-2015 01:20 AM

Thanks a lot for the quick responses!! I will get to work.

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#4 posted 01-20-2015 01:33 AM

What they said. You can get the corks at any of the craft stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels etc.

-- mrg

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#5 posted 01-20-2015 04:17 AM

I made several of solid wood with o-rings. They work just fine.

-- Rick M,

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