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Old 01-19-2007, 11:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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From what I have read in my research, all gear shifts are NOT a standard size.. I've had a number of people come by my booth and ask if I do gear shift knobs... haven't tried any yet.
I did read something somewhere on the web... can't begin to find it again... that you could just make sure you use a good hard wood and drill slightly smaller than the shaft and just screw the knob on...

didn't mean to hi-jack your thread... I like the bottle stopper. I like simple and the coin is a perfect fit. Good Job.

I can't tell how tall it is.. that is problem I have with many of my stoppers.. I tend to make them tall and my customers all tell me they won't fit in the 'fridge.... though why you would put a bottle of wine in the 'fridge is beyond me... probably because I don't really like the whites and rose's that need to be chilled.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I like to Walnut nice color. Did you use a forstner bit to drill the hole of did you us a turning tool to make it?

I tried the tool at first and found it too much trouble and bought the bit.
I used an ordinary 1/4 inch wood chisel used like a scraper, sharpened in the usual way (I guess). Works very easily and quickly, you push it in and across to the center, it's easy to get the bottom of the hole flat. I recently made some confetti lights with the hole about an inch deep--works for that too.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Like you Scott, I use a forstner bit at the very beginning and then turn the stopper to the hole. After I finish the stopper, I then CA glue the quarter in and then put a poly resin coat over the quarter.

Nice bottle stopper Darrell. Simple and very nice. [:)]

Originally posted by aksarben
<br />I did a number of stoppers for Christmas this year with quarter inlays.

They were very popular with folks.

I like to Walnut nice color. Did you use a forstner bit to drill the hole of did you us a turning tool to make it?

I tried the tool at first and found it too much trouble and bought the bit.

Mark Lynch
Southern Ohio

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Old 01-19-2007, 01:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It doesn't need to be fancy to be good. I love the simplicity of it. Great job!
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