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Bottle Stoppers

I decided to expand my turning experiences and try a few bottle stoppers. I got some of the mini cone bottle stoppers from woodcraft and started turning away. I got two of them done, then of course had to try them out. Luckily, I have a bottle of olive oil in the kitchen to try them out on. Well, they don't work so well. They work if you dry them before inserting them each time, but if they're not dry, they don't stay put, and don't seal the bottle.

I got those because I wanted to avoid using any chrome since it doesn't hold up well in an acidic environment. Neither does stainless due to it's chrome content, but it's better than pure chrome.

I noticed that these are also stainless steel. Does anyone have any experience with them and can tell me if they seal the bottles well or not? Or if you know of some that you like and aren't pure chrome, I'd love to know which ones work the best If I don't like something, I can't justify potentially selling it to someone, and I'd like to try and sell some of them. All these woodworking tools were expensive.
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Stainless steel should hold up fine in an acidic environment...in fact they are the ones that are usually guaranteed/recommended for prolonged use as they won't pit, corrode or flake.

And by the way, without pics, you didn't turn nuthin'

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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lol, watch the project showcase later today. I've been planning an "update on what I've been doing" type thread. Just pens and stoppers at this point, but since I haven't taken any pics yet, the forum didn't let me post the non-existent pics. Can't imagine why.
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Due to the lubricating properties of olive oil I can't see any stopper working if both surfaces aren't dry. They do work great on wine and whisky bottles wet or dry.
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Really? Maybe I should start drinking so I have different bottles to stop. Damn me and my health conscious self. I guess I could start cooking with wine. All the alcohol evaporates (or gets burned off) so I guess it's still healthy enough.
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Stainless steel should hold up fine in an acidic environment...in fact they are the ones that are usually guaranteed/recommended for prolonged use as they won't pit, corrode or flake.

And by the way, without pics, you didn't turn nuthin'

Pics don't lie, and I ain't seein any pics............:lau ghing:

I measured it once, and I cut it twice, and it's still too short......
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Due to the lubricating properties of olive oil I can't see any stopper working if both surfaces aren't dry. They do work great on wine and whisky bottles wet or dry.

That is true, except there is usually nothing left in the bottle to preserve!!

I measured it once, and I cut it twice, and it's still too short......
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I use either corks or the stainless steel stoppers from Ruth Niles. Haven't had any complaints about them.
http://www.torne-lignum.com/stoppers.html
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