Wine Bottle Stoppers

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Project by Trackman posted 12-15-2020 05:35 PM 603 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The doctors say that I have a partially torn Rotator Cuff in my left shoulder. I’ll be going into get it fixed in late January which will put me on the shelf until about May. It’s made my left arm so week that I’m not able to do any larger segmented woodturnings. Staying out of my shop was not an option so I’ve been concentrating on doing the tiny little turning projects that I could still do with only one functioning arm.
This afforded me the opportunity to use up all of the little cut-off pieces of wood that I’ve accumulated down through the years. I had a five-gallon plastic bucket full of little pieces that I’ve been saving for a rainy day. Between the Covid Pandemic and my cranky shoulder….It’s a rainy day.
The display stands are made out of spare segmented rings (mistakes) from other projects that I’ve had laying around my shop.
The nice thing about making these little stoppers is that they don’t necessarily have to be made out of exotic hardwood, the domestic woods are pretty too.
I finished them with a coat of sanding sealer followed by 3 coats of thin CA glue and finally a coat of Hut plastic polish.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 12-16-2020 03:04 AM

Very pretty!

Shop helps keep at least part of our sanity in these INSANE TIM<ES!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-16-2020 04:18 AM

Super cool use of scrap!!!
Fantastic array of different woods and shapes and I really like the stone? inclusions.
Kudos on the display stands too. Good luck with the surgery.

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#3 posted 12-16-2020 01:36 PM

Those are nice. I hope you Shoulder repair goes great. ( I had total Knee replacement in Jan. the Lord greatly Blessed and before the expected time of recovery I was doing whatever I liked) one key is to be diligent in Therpy.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 12-17-2020 11:57 PM

Great work, I just re-ordered Stainless steel stoppers like these. They are my favorite kind. I got them from Niles Stainless steel. Where do you get yours. I Love the barrel ones and the stones. Where you getting the inserts? Very Nice.

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

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