30 Projects in 30 Days #2: Day 1 - Segmented Wine Bottle Stopper - 1/2 & 1/2 Twist

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Blog entry by darryl posted 06-02-2009 04:51 AM 2133 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Day 1 project 1 of the June 2009 30 projects in 30 days

Off to a positive start! I’ve completed my 14th segmented wine bottle stopper (shocker I know!). This stopper is a new pattern that I have named 1/2 & 1/2 Twist.

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here are the stopper stats:
Total pieces: 121
Wood: Red Leaf Maple & Walnut
Cap: Sapele
Dimensions: 2-1/8” tall, 1” diameter
Finish: CA/BLO

This stopper is available for sale through my Etsy store
serial # 2009-014

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#1 posted 06-02-2009 05:15 AM

That’s a nice looking stopper. I really like the wood selection and design. Off to an impressive start. 121 pieces! Nice.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 06-02-2009 11:35 AM

A good beginning, and a good design. This is going to fun watching for the next 30 days.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 06-02-2009 09:06 PM

Those bottle stoppers are beautiful. Might be a good way to use cut-off too. Good luck on your quest Darryl.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 12:33 AM

thank you Mike.

I’d like to say that I use all my scraps up making these segmented stoppers… but truth be told, I make a few thousand segments at a time so I’m using about 2 board feet worth of lumber with each species.

no pain, no gain!!

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