First bottle toppers

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First time making bottle toppers. Really this was my first try for much of anything on the lathe other than handles for my lathe chisels. This was also my 9 year old son’s first time with the lathe. He made the middle three.

-- - Kevin from Cincinnati. All my work is guaranteed: Three minutes or three feet; whichever comes first.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 05:19 PM

Love the fact you involved your son. Makes the whole project better.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 06:34 PM

Great start. My daughter is 11 and she loves making pens. Every time I go to Woodcraft she wants to come along to pick out a new pen or pencil. The only issue is that she still seems to pick out the most expensive pens and blanks…... I recommend you try pen turning along with the bottle stoppers, very addicting.

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 10:30 AM

Where did you get the metal stoppers?

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 12:42 PM

I got the stoppers from Penn State Industries.
Good prices and fast shipping. They have a threaded post that the wood screws on to. You’ll need a mandrel with the corresponding thread for your lathe.

-- - Kevin from Cincinnati. All my work is guaranteed: Three minutes or three feet; whichever comes first.

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 02:57 PM

Nice looking stoppers!

Here is another source for stainless steel stoppers- slightly different shape-

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

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