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    Some bottle stoppers

    This is my first time trying some bottle stoppers.
    Finish was sanding sealer & so far 5 coats of "Cabot spray laquer"

    types of wood from the left are

    Amboyna, tiger maple, Mahogany & Mahogany with a brass filings.

    I really don't like the way the brass came out the epoxy I used made it look dull not shiny any advice on this???

    Click pic 2 times for full size.


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    These are beautiful Chuck. I see nothing wrong with them. Lots of folks use E-6000 as a glue, I use "J-B KWIK".



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    They all look real good to me, Chuck. Hard to choose a favorite.

    I like turning bottle stoppers more than pens, since they allow you to mix up the forms a lot more. (Personally, I've never been real fond of pens with creative shapes.)
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    Chuck, I will be attempting my first bottle stopper tonight...hope they turn out as well as yours.
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    Thanks Guys,

    Frank,
    Thanks I check out the E-600. The only JB I know is JB Weld is it made by the same company? where do you get it from?

    Vaughn,
    Your right I like doing stoppers more then pens more design opportunities.

    Jeff,
    Take your time think of a design then make it. Don't rush & blow up one like I did trying to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Beland View Post
    Thanks I check out the E-600. The only JB I know is JB Weld is it made by the same company? where do you get it from?
    Yes it is Chuck. It is available at the home improvement stores next to the JB Weld. It is faster setting than the JB Weld.



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    They look great Chuck!

    I like the first and the last ones, but they are all great!
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    Those bottlestopperes look great. I've never done one but it's on my list.

    I like the first one because it reminds me of the front knob on a bench plane.
    Cody


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    I was told by someone it reminds them of a nuclear explosion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    They all look real good to me, Chuck. Hard to choose a favorite.

    I like turning bottle stoppers more than pens, since they allow you to mix up the forms a lot more. (Personally, I've never been real fond of pens with creative shapes.)
    Agreed on the creative shapes on pens. They (creative shapes) often look unnatural and dorky and are usually uncomfortable to write with. IMHO, the kit designs are (usually) well thought out and a pen turned B to B (bushing to bushing) is the best way to go. Choice of woods, fit and finish, all done right make a beautiful pen that will sell for a good price.
    Bottle stoppers are fun and make fine gifts. They can be hard to sell because of the high cost of the stopper parts. They are also a good way to use up scraps of fine wood.

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