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    Couple Stoppers

    I haven't turned much lately, but I did get a chance to turn a couple stoppers. These were done at the request of my B-I-L when he visited last and drank my wine. He liked my bottle stopper and said he wished he had a couple, hint, hint. He is an avid gun nut and a hunter so I made one embellished with a piece of elk antler and one with the end of a 12 gauge shoot gun shell. They are both made from the same piece of black walnut. I finished them with wipe on poly. I didn't wipe the poly on though I put it on with the lathe turning. There are about 6 thin coats on each.
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    Those are really nice Paul. He is going to enjoy those for sure.
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    Paul, both stoppers are very nice.
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    Visiting family is hard on the wine cabinet! I usually run by Trader Joe's before mine show up!
    I really like the wood selection Paul...the shotgun shell is priceless!
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    Those are cool!
    Do the embellishments go in before or after turning? {asked the newbie } Edit- the recess that is meaning do you turn the recess or drill afterwords

    wish I could I make some to work on the box's of wine I buy
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Ken I glue in the "embellishments" after turning and finishing. I turned the recess, for them because I didn't have the right size bit for the shell. I also recess the stopper (the metal part) up into the wood because I prefer not having the metal show when the stopper is in the bottle. For the stoppers I use it takes a 1 1/8 fornster bit than I turn the recess about 1/16 larger so it fits over the top of the bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    Thanks for the comments.

    Ken I glue in the "embellishments" after turning and finishing. I turned the recess, for them because I didn't have the right size bit for the shell. I also recess the stopper (the metal part) up into the wood because I prefer not having the metal show when the stopper is in the bottle. For the stoppers I use it takes a 1 1/8 fornster bit than I turn the recess about 1/16 larger so it fits over the top of the bottle.
    Thank you Paul...so much to learn and me with such little mental capacity to work with I appreciate your time...& again, nicely done!
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