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Old 07-10-2007, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default floor corker plus 375 ml bottles = @#$!%

I had this great idea to bottle my latest batch of wine in smaller bottles, so that I don't have to drink an entire 750ml bottle in one sitting.

Little did I know that my floor corker only accepts the standard 750ml bottles.

Solution, a Lord of the Rings trilogy in one binding. I placed the book on top of the platform, and took care to make sure the bottles were upright. It worked like a charm.

Anyone else have a less literature intensive solution to this problem?

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Old 07-10-2007, 02:20 AM   #2
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How about finding a friend with a wood lathe?

They could make you a round post out of a 6x6 cut to height AND cut a 1/4" recess in the top.

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Old 07-11-2007, 08:20 PM   #3
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I know nothing abut your wine-corking machine, but if the wood thing is a possibility, any decent furniture making/restoring shop could probably make it for you from scraps...when my sister worked for a shop like that, she used to hook me up with cool little items like that all the time.

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Old 07-12-2007, 11:20 PM   #4
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I had this great idea to bottle my latest batch of wine in smaller bottles, so that I don't have to drink an entire 750ml bottle in one sitting.

Little did I know that my floor corker only accepts the standard 750ml bottles.

Solution, a Lord of the Rings trilogy in one binding. I placed the book on top of the platform, and took care to make sure the bottles were upright. It worked like a charm.

Anyone else have a less literature intensive solution to this problem?

Matt
Someon else gave me the idea of using a hockey puck. It works great for my corker. It's about the right height, and it is slightly "bouncy" as well.

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Old 08-06-2007, 05:52 PM   #5
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measure the difference in bottle hight then add that much in wood or hard rubber to the bottle base on the corker as long as you have to spring the bottle into place the coker will do it's thing. I've done that. you don't need any thing fancy.

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