Wine stoppers? Who needs those? Smile

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Project by Ken90712 posted 11-02-2016 09:24 PM 1402 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blondie and I didn’t understand the need for these. Who has left over wine? LOL We have friends that own a vineyard here in Southern California who I do a lot of work for. Cutting Boards, wine displays and now a lot of stoppers. Which is a good thing.

I found that the Chrome ones do not work for me. They pit after a while from the acidity in the wine, I now only use pure Stainless Steel. I made the stand from a piece I had left over from a wine barrel project. Blondie said no way to the plastic stands you can buy.

Thus far made over 100 of them just never post any. Thx for looking

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 11-02-2016 09:30 PM

Those are some beauties, Ken!

Glad to see you went with the Ruth Niles stoppers. They’re the best around and Ruth is a super nice person!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-02-2016 09:37 PM

Great work Ken, as usual, no short cuts! Always enjoy your projects.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 11-02-2016 09:41 PM

Nice. With all those projects you even work anymore

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#4 posted 11-02-2016 09:42 PM

makes me want to buy some wine

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#5 posted 11-02-2016 10:02 PM

Very nice Stoppers, Ken!

Most of the wine we drink comes in 5 liter boxes… Sunset Blush… It has its own little spigot. :)

Do you turn the metal and all? Making the round inserts to make the seal… or do you buy the bottom part and make the wooden Tops?

Very COOL! ... for those using bottles! :)

Your lathe is getting used more & more!! :)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 11-02-2016 11:58 PM

Great looking wine stoppers Ken! Stainless is king! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 11-03-2016 01:41 AM

Pretty and FUNctional!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 11-03-2016 03:35 AM

Very cool. I still can’t run a lathe.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-03-2016 05:02 AM

Nice work Ken

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 11-03-2016 11:02 AM

Very nice group of wine stoppers, Ken!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-03-2016 07:07 PM

now I see,you are addicted like me
very creative work,Ken

-- bambi

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#12 posted 11-03-2016 09:16 PM

Great set of stoppers. I know they are fun to make. Like you said who ever has wine left over.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 11-03-2016 10:37 PM

Nice projects….well done Ken!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 11-03-2016 11:20 PM

Thx ya’ll appreciate it. Yep I have the turners bug already thinking of getting a bigger one, Poor Blondie.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 11-04-2016 04:51 PM

Very creative various shapes and patterns.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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