Author Archives: Ruth Niles


Jerry Haynes in Texas turned these Whiskey and wine bottle stoppers.


Matt Hoover in PA makes marbles and this is awesome.  I love the colors.

Epstein glue up

Michael Epstein in CA did a great job gluing wood with colored wood to create [...]

Epstein grain

Michael Epstein in CA turned this beautiful Bourbon stopper.

Epstein red

Michael Epstein in CA turned this resin bottle stopper and put a coin insert in [...]

Epstein red

This is a close-up of the insert Michael Epstein put in the beautiful red stopper.

Ruebush arc

This is a unique bottle stopper display.  Not a straight arc, this one by Brian [...]

Ruebush log

Brian Ruebush made a great display from a slab off a tree for a craft [...]


Brian Ruebush in IL turned these deer antler wine bottle stoppers.  Very impressive.


Perfect display, 3 stoppers on a black box adds class and the value goes up [...]


Andy Coyle in NJ is the perfect display for Niles Bottle Stoppers!  Nice shirt.


Dan Ouimet in WI turned the best wine bottle stopper; beautiful.


Dan Ouimet in WI turned this versatile bottle stopper.

Jerry Bridges

        Jerry Bridges in TX. Italian Olive for the stopper.  Frog Blanks [...]

Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett puts pine cones in resin and turns them.  Check Steve’s Etsy

Niles leaves

A design of leaves burn on Cherry using only dots.  Easy and impressive.


Bob Berner in PA turned these two whiskey bottle stoppers from Bacote wood.

Rick O’Ryan

Rick O’Ryan in NM turned this beautiful bottle opener from Spanish Broom (a weed!)

Niles color

    The black is woodburning stippling, colored oil pencils for flower petals.  Made by [...]

Elsa 4 snowmen

Just like people, snowmen are all different!  This is what Elsa Oppenheimer said about her [...]

Elsa 4 snowmen

Elsa Oppenheimer turned these and said “Just like people, snowmen are all different”.

Lowery mallet

Doug Lowery in VA turned a Cocobolo head and a Bubinga handle for this meat [...]

Lowery 4

Doug Lowery in VA turned these interesting whiskey bottle stoppers.

Bennett pine 1

Steve of Bennett Woodcraft in MA made this stopper with a pine cone in resin.  [...]


Sam Angelo used the Niles meat tenderizer to create these great cookies!

John Morgan2

John Morgan in TX turned these two great stainless steel wine bottle stoppers.

John Morgan

John Morgan in TX made this 57mm espresso coffee tamper for his nephew.  Beautiful!


Another variety of shapes on stainless wine stoppers made by Elsa Oppenheimer in VT.


Ethan Brinn in NC turned these great whiskey bottle stoppers from colorwood.  Nice work!


Rick Chapman, WA, shows the progression of making a bottle opener.  Great idea!


    2 Unique wine bottle stoppers made by Jack Dohallow.  Great designs!


Rob Wallace turned this great bottle opener.  Love the shape.