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Project by scottb posted 04-07-2008 02:24 AM 2743 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Uncle – the happy recipient of the only other wine bottle stoppers I’ve made, asked if he could buy a few that he could give as gifts. (Now that he’s in the wine biz, and can’t get these one of a kind/stainless steel ones just anywhere…)

From left to right, Texas Ebony, Poplar, Figured Oak, Figured Cherry (these two were from the same wood as the first two I made) Maple (an offcut from my pub table – which turned really nice) and Juniper. All finished with a high gloss friction polish.

Of these six, four are off in the mail to sunny California, and I’ve got two to have. – I can trash those corroded chrome ones, and don’t have to resort to re-using the cork (if and when the bottles aren’t polished off in one go.)

Not a bad win-win, a sale, and a little more progress towards my artisan house!

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

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#1 posted 04-07-2008 02:55 AM

Very nice stoppers, Scott – I really like the Juniper. Took a peek at your Artisan House as well, good luck on your mission!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 04-07-2008 03:23 AM

Nice designs, these are so darn addictive, make one and you have to make 50. Try some exotics woods, get the blanks off ebay. Purpleheart, paduack, babinga, walnut, rosewood, etc.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-07-2008 03:30 AM

Nice job, Scott. You are becoming an expert with these. They are all nice but if I had to pick a favorite I would choose the figured oak or cherry.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-07-2008 04:22 AM

Great job. These look like a lot of fun.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 06:18 AM

Those look like fun. I might have to make a couple for my youngest son and his wife – they are the Wine Lovers in my family – I’m more of an Iced Tea connoisseur.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 04:38 PM

Oh the irony, he can’t stop with the stoppers…Nice job! Looks like good practice for chess pieces.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 04:40 PM

And hey, is that Juniper from my house?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#8 posted 04-08-2008 02:16 AM

you’re really angling for a chess set next Christmas, aren’t ya?..

Oh, and yes, that Juniper was yours. I turned the first piece of it really small, not prepared for how soft (and fuzzy it would be – or my chisel needed to hit the grinder for a bit, which might be the case and it turned a lot cleaner. I like the grain on this one.

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

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#9 posted 04-08-2008 03:12 AM

Those are absolutely stunning Scott! Beautiful work! (as always!)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#10 posted 04-08-2008 04:48 AM

That’s cool. It turned out beautiful, I love the grain pattern. I’ll need to harvest more of that..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#11 posted 06-03-2008 05:02 AM

Very Beautiful with a great finish! Thanks for posting!

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