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How to make a locking bottle stop ( cork)

Ise Da Bye

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Only recently started my addiction and have four or five projects under my belt. Progressively getting better. I’ve seen some older bottle art with locking stoppers. Pieces of wood are projecting perpendicular to the stopper inside the bottle. Trying to figure out how that is accomplished. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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I've never actually made or used that type of stopper, but can guess how it could be accomplished. I suspect the vertical part inside the neck of the bottle has a slot in which a piece of wood would be pinned so that it could slide inside the vertical part during insertion, then rotated 90 degree so that it would lock the stopper in.

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On 8/8/2023 at 5:30 PM, Allegheny said:

Hello @IgorSky,

I am very new at this particular hobby of putting a ship into a bottle.

In fact I'm working on my first one.

I saw this topic and was very interested in learning just how it is done.

Could you please elaborate on the methods used?


Hello Allegheny!

Try looking at this page. Several different methods are described there. But you can also invent a new way.



On 8/8/2023 at 5:30 PM, Allegheny said:

Hello @IgorSky


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