Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Question about Bottle Stoppers
The stoppers you folks have been posting has inspired me to turn a couple as well. The question I have is how do you attach them? Do you "just" drill and tap the wood for the machine threads? Do you install inserts into the wood to except the machine threads? Or, do you drill the wood for the major diameter of the machine threads and epoxy the stopper in place? Ive turned two, the first was maple and I just drilled and hand tapped the 3/8-16 thread. It's ok but you can tell the threads are not that great. The second, I drilled it big and mixed up some epoxy and glued the stud into the wood. It turned out ok but i got to wondering how you folks were doing it.
Thanks for the insperation,
"Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer, 'Am I worth dying for?'"