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Forum topic by Biggamefish posted 05-27-2015 11:26 AM 983 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2015 11:26 AM

This is my second wine stopper. These are fun to turn I thought they would be quicker but I spend a ton of time on the sanding part.

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 11:53 PM

I like the shape. Very nice for a 2nd attempt. That one sure took on a good shine. They should get significantly faster after you do a few more.

Does the hollow part go all the way down? Or is it limited because the threaded part needing a certain amount of depth?

-- Steve

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#2 posted 06-26-2015 11:49 AM

The hollow part goes down to about the knot you see in the picture. I didn’t want to push my luck and ruin it by going to deep. I should have measured the depth of the mandrel before i threaded it on and started turning. Hey it is how you get better and learn right!! Next time I will Measure first. LOL Thanks for the kind words

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#3 posted 06-26-2015 04:41 PM

Well done…they are a fun little project. You did well. Be sure when you buy the hardware you get a stainless version….red wine will discolor anything else.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 06-26-2015 04:49 PM

if the sanding is a problem you might need to keep your tools a bit sharper. I had the same issue for a while, once I got my sharpening a tad better I can start sanding at around 220. Just an idea, I like the shape

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#5 posted 06-26-2015 04:52 PM

Very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-26-2015 11:25 PM

Nice stopper! They are fun, I made a dozen or so before I abandoned the shop, handed ‘em out as Christmas presents, and friends and colleagues were quite wowed by them. A great way to use up small leftover pieces of wood and get something beautiful out of them.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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