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Old 01-08-2007, 07:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Please Fangar...don't stop stoppering...your work is really inspiring!
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Gotta hand it to ya Fang, that is one of the most unique ideas to come along in awhile. NIce work. I noticed black lines at each point that the shapes change and also around the top where the acrylic meets the wood. Is that paint or what? I like it, nice touch.
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That is the coolest concept for a stopper I've seen....ok...spill it...how'd you make the windows.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Simply awesome..!!

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Old 01-09-2007, 02:01 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks to all for the nice compliments and comments.

Scott the lines were done with black paint. I got some Model paints on closeout at Walmart for 4 dollars for I think 16 colors. They work great for painting tubes, and if I could ever learn how to paint, that too!

These stoppers are very easy. Drill some holes, glue in the embelishment, tape up the sides like John mentioned (jttheclockman). Cast, pressure pot, turn. Simple.

This BOW is from Diane and Gassan (Spelling?). They are a bit slow sometimes, but their wood is the best I have ever seen.

Thanks again. I have some other ideas in store too.


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Old 01-09-2007, 09:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Crikey thats nice Fangar!l love the photo too.[:p]

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Old 01-09-2007, 01:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Fangar.............all that comes to mind is WOW !!!

great job....
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Fangar, very nice! Have you tried any of the stainless steel stoppers instead of chrome plated? I bought some at AAW Symp in Lex this summer and really like them, at least for my own use. They aren't as shiny as the chrome but hold up better. I have had the chrome bubble up when left for long in bottles of merlot. The stopper doesn't have to touch the wine, the fumes will corrode them. It would be a shame to put all the work you do into a stopper and then have the chrome bubble up from it's intended use. Just curious if you have had any problems with them.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hello. I have tried the stainless stoppers from Ruth. They are well made, but are too small in my opinion. I think the design is nice, but I would prefer them to be larger in length at least. As for the chrome, I have noted that they corrode over time. I am out of the PSI chrome, and have switched over to the Berea ones. I have heard the chrome holds up a bit better. I tell people that they will likely corrode over time and tell them that if ever they desire a replacement base to contact me. I charge 4.00 for a replacement. Kinda like a refill in my eyes. Just my take.


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Old 01-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #20 (permalink)
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That IS beautiful!! [:0][:0][:0][:p][:p][:p]
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