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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:16 pm 
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I'm looking forward to putting my lathe to use soon, and am thinking about making some wine-bottle stoppers as Christmas gifts. Looking through a couple catalogs online, I see several different styles of hardware. What do you recommend for hardware??

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:26 am 
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There have been reports that the acids in wines can cause the "plated" stoppers to start to peel over time. I have switched to using only the solid stainless steel stoppers that Ruth Niles developed and markets at: http://torne-lignum.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:45 am 
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You can also check out Penn State Industries and Craft Supplies out of Utah. I know that Craft Supplies also carries a Stainless Steel stopper but it has one wide band rubber gasket with several flanges, vs 3 individual O rings.
http://woodturning.pennstateind.com/sea ... r&x=27&y=9
Craft supplies:
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/cgi-b ... e_number=1

I've been using the one that WoodCraft carries that has 2 O rings, but was just informed that one I'd made for a buddy, had lost one of it's O rings. So I'm thinking about switching to Craft Supplies. They are also just a little cheaper than the ones Bob uses.

BTW, Penn State also carries a mandrel that screws onto the lathe drive instead of inserting into the #2MT. I kind of like that too.
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PK-BS1-M.html

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having met ruth Last summer '08 at Bill Grumbine's 5 Barns Picnic, I'll recommend her products and service heartily. :D

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I like these.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200114 ... s-(10-Pack).aspx

Make it so you end up with a 1/2" hole in the bottom. Stick a 1/2" dowel in it, cut it at the appropriate length and slide one on.

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Thanks, everyone, I'll check all of those out. Geeeez, I think I'm in trouble with the turning fever! :shock:


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Just wait till you've turned your first bowl. I've dropped $100 in the past two days just buying blanks. :roll: :D :D :D

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Ice Pirate wrote:
Just wait till you've turned your first bowl. I've dropped $100 in the past two days just buying blanks. :roll: :D :D :D


What do you mean "BUY". I haven't bought wood for turning in 10 years at least. Just cruse around and when you see someone cutting down a tree ask if you can have a few logs.

I've got so much wood I try to give it away. Just ask Nailer. :D :D :D

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Assuming I do succeed in this turning stuff, to whatever degree ;-) I'll never look at my scrap pile the same way. And the weeping cherry tree next to the driveway is doomed -- it's got two burls growing on it!! Might be a year before I work my way up to 'em, but work up I will. :D

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