Wine Bottle Stopper Gift

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Project by builtinbkyn posted 06-06-2018 05:05 PM 1996 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a little gift to accompany some wine I’m giving to the neighbors to thank them. Tomorrow night they will graciously be hosting 25 people at a party to welcome me to the neighborhood. I have to say, I am really touched by their friendliness and this amazing gesture on their part.

I know they’re wine enthusiasts, so to accompany some wine I’m bringing as a gift, I turned this wine stopper as well. It’s olive wood finished with Liberon. I needed something to put the stopper in, so I thought a mini wine box would be neat for that. It’s soft pine and purple heart. It’s finished with my BLO/bee wax/mineral spirits mix.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#1 posted 06-06-2018 05:12 PM

Bill – great looking wine stopper and box. The wood shavings are a nice finishing touch.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 06-06-2018 05:25 PM

Nice Bill. The box came out great. The super-purple PH contrasts nicely with the pine.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 06-06-2018 05:30 PM

Very nice! I’m sure they’ll love it!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#4 posted 06-06-2018 05:36 PM

Bill great job as always!

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#5 posted 06-06-2018 05:45 PM

Pretty! You do nice work, Bill.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 06-06-2018 06:43 PM

simply beautiful my friend !!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 06-06-2018 06:48 PM

Nice job.

-- VENKOwood -

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#8 posted 06-06-2018 06:57 PM

It’s all beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 06-06-2018 08:44 PM

Bill, nice looking. I’m curious about the box’s dimensions.

-- Art

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#10 posted 06-06-2018 08:48 PM

WOW Bill that purple heart just pops a very nice thank you gift … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 06-06-2018 08:59 PM

Your neighbors must be special friends. Using your talent to design and construct such a unique gift is inspiring. Thank You

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#12 posted 06-06-2018 09:19 PM

Thanks everyone. I really liked turning the olive wood. It was as easy as turning a bar of soap and it smelled like Sunday dinner lol

Art the box outer dimensions are 5 5/8”L x 2 3/8”W x 2 1/8”H. The pine is 1/4”. Dimensions were determined by the size of the stopper with a little extra room. It was glued up with CA. Didn’t have time to wait for yellow glue to dry ;) Took about 40-45 minutes to make, including resawing to make the stock and applying finish.

It would be nice if that purpleheart remained purple. Not sure how long it takes before it goes brown.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#13 posted 06-06-2018 10:31 PM

The contrast in woods is striking. Looks great!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 06-07-2018 04:57 AM

Don’t know which look better… stopper or box with that purplehearth lid.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 06-07-2018 05:41 AM

Good job on both projects.

-- MEL, Kansas

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