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Old 08-03-2017, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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After 2 years of owning Ruth Niles' complete kit, I finally opened the bag of goodies (no reflection upon Ruth). These are beautiful stoppers. I may take-up drinking! Anyway, I have a few 2" x 2" blocks of wood that I bought as BS blanks. How does one square these? Remember, folks...I was serious when I said that I only turn pens :-). I will Google around and see what I can find in the meantime and call Ruth in the morning. She is such a nice gal.

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I may take up spelling.. I meant "squaring"
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Look no further than our own search engine. Found all that I need. Thanks anyway!
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Hey Tony !

Can you give us the link(s) to what info you found, please ... could be better than my method.
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I don't know how to give links, but I simply entered squaring bottle stopper in search tool. I believe it was published in Dec 2014.
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Tony,

To give links, you just copy the line at the top of the screen starting with .... www.penturn...... and paste it into your post.


Is this the thread you found helpful ?

How to square a bottle stopper blank


Did you read my reply to your PM to me ?
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Thank you. I didn't think that it would work the same way as any other link. Thank you.
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Tony, I square the bottoms of my bottle stoppers the same as any other blank... I turn all of my stoppers on a pin chuck, so there's a 3/8" hole that the pin goes into and I just use a parting tool to square to the hole.

I've never used Ruth Nile's chuck, although I did use the PSI stopper chuck for a while, but prefer the pin chuck method now... I can turn, sand and have a stopper ready to put a finish on in about 10 minutes with the pin chuck.
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I put the blank between centers and turn roughly round, and then put a tenon on the end that will become the top.

Remount using a scroll chuck to grip the tenon. Then, with a jacobs chuck in the tailstock, drill the 5/6" hole, and then use a spindle gouge to smooth the bottom around the hole. I prefer to have a recess in the bottom so that the seam between the bottom of the turning and the top of the metal stopper is hidden when the finished item is viewed from the side. It's also possible to use a forstner bit to cut a shallow mortise around the hole, but I find the gouge to be easier. Sand the bottom. Put a tap in the jacobs chuck and thread the hole.

Drip a little thin CA into the hole, shake to distribute over and around the threads, and allow the CA to cure. Then run the tap in one more time to clean up the threads.

Remove from the scroll chuck, and remount on the threaded stopper mandrel. It helps to smear a little wax on the threads of the mandrel. Turn, sand and finish. I usually use either Minwax WOP or a shop-made long-oil varnish, or sometimes pure Tung oil.
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