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    Little Different Bottle Stopper

    I thought I'd post this. You don't see too many of them made. I just finish my first one this A.M. It was really fun to work with and a little more challenging than that the more common type. It is what I call a Ginter style because I bought the hardware from Ginter Enterprises. The nice thing about them is they seal tight and won't pop out. The bad thing is they take two hands to seal.



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    That looks really cool Paul Does the shaft expand in the neck when you tighten it
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    Never saw one like that. nice stopper and looks like your giving that new lathe a good work out.
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    Very cool Paul. I've seen that kind of stopper before in the stores, but never a hardware kit for making wooden ones. I'll have to go look Ginter Emterprises up.
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    That is cool. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    I thought I'd post this. You don't see too many of them made. I just finish my first one this A.M. It was really fun to work with and a little more challenging than that the more common type. It is what I call a Ginter style because I bought the hardware from Ginter Enterprises. The nice thing about them is they seal tight and won't pop out. The bad thing is they take two hands to seal.
    Those are pretty nice, and nicely done. I have 5 kits that I bought a while back from Mr. Ginter... I made one, but didn't like it all that much, so haven't done the other kits yet...part of my dislike may have been that I didn't do so well on the one I did try.....

    I do a "hidden cork" type that looks similar when installed, but doesn't work the same... they do well for me.
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    Looks great Paul!
    I haven't tried to make any of those, maybe some day.

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. Mine certainly didn't turn out as nice as the ones shown on his site. But, it was a practice run and I figured if I muffed it too badly I can salvage the parts and reuse them, which I probably well do. They are a little more challenging though and therefore a little more fun to tinker with. I feel the same effect could be accomplished with the SS bottle stopper just by inserting them into the wood top. Something I plan to try one of these days. By the way I purchased some grape vine wood from an old vineyard that was removed in Australia. I'm really anxious to play with some stoppers out of it when it get dry enough.

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