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Wine Bottle Corks

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Greetings All,

 

If you wrap sandpaper around a wine bottle cork, it makes a good sander for tight areas typically found at the junction between the keel and garboard strake and at the point where the plank ends tie into the stern post. The new synthetic corks should last longer than real cork. I'm not worried though - if I stopped drinking today I would still have a lifetime supply,

 

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Good idea.   Yes, I've been saving those corks for a long time myself. 

I always thought I'd like to have enough to build a boat.  I think I can build about a 23 footer at this point.

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Hi,  wine corks make excellent handles for files.  I drill them and glue in  bit of brass tube that will catch the rat tail of a file.  You can sand them down for finer handles if needed.

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That's a 'corker' of an idea  (sorry have been resisting for some time - must be silly Monday :)

 

Good idea to tuck away in the 'useful' ideas catalog - thanks

 

Pat

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