What size bottle stopper from Craft Supplies USA? Large or Mini?

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Forum topic by jayman7 posted 10-29-2015 01:33 PM 1640 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2015 01:33 PM

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If anyone has experience using these stoppers, I’m wondering which size bottle stopper I should get from Craft Supplies USA? They have a large or mini. They’re pretty close in price, so cost really isn’t a factor, but I don’t know which ones look better when stuck on an actual wine bottle. Thanks for any input!

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#1 posted 10-29-2015 03:19 PM

I can’t really answer your question, but my wife makes fused glass bottle stoppers that have the same bases as you are considering. The one thing that comes up is the added height to the bottle of wine with the stopper installed. It seems many refrigerators are set up to hold a bottle upright with the short stopper, but the long stopper forces the bottle to be lain on its side (with the potential for leaks).

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#2 posted 10-29-2015 07:30 PM

If going to sell them would buy & make both size bottle stoppers so buyers have more of a choice. Buyer’s choice best indicator or actual sales will provide you the feedback you need. Like Splintergroup said some refrigerators cannot use the taller bottle stoppers but having a selection of sizes cannot hurt.

Might be little more expensive but will have a greater selection if check this site out.

Stopped making cork bottle stoppers years ago before stainless steel came on the scene. Only thing had going for them is easy to adjust height and fit into bottle yourself.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 10-31-2015 03:45 AM

Might be little more expensive but will have a greater selection if check this site out.
- Wildwood

Ruth Niles stoppers—Yes! Highest quality, best customer service. The threads on the posted stoppers are exquisitely made, can’t imagine using anything else (on my 3rd batch).

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#4 posted 10-31-2015 10:40 AM

Ruth Nile bottle stoppers are great.Excellent quality.I have turned about twenty.I think shorter bottle stoppers are better when trying to place in the fridge.Also Packard WoodWorks offers a silicone bottle stopper with a dowel-they get good reviews also.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 10-31-2015 12:13 PM

I would think a small one for a 750ML bottle, and a large one for the 1.5L bottle. The neck opening is the same, but having that longer prong into a smaller bottle might look odd. I’d offer both.

And Jeff makes a great point about shorter bottle stoppers when trying to find a fridge shelf. Shorter, flatter wood designs that are easy to get ahold of but not too high seem better.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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