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    Senior Member Bottle Master
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    question about nremoving stopper on this pontil bottle

    one of the recently dug bottles has a stuck glass stopper. Any advice on freeing it? Clear glass with brown muck insideClick image for larger version. 

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    Put a few drops of penetrating oil or lube around stopper then clamp stopper in wood jaw vise and grab bottle firmly and try wiggling it out by twisting/pulling bottle.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Robby Raccoon's Avatar
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    I don't think I'd put it in a vise. Use your hands only or something soft rubber. A vice has no give, so the bottle would give. Your hands are cushioned, so it's like pressing a pillow against an egg rather than a wooden board against an egg. But, yes, penetrating oil ought to work if you let it sit a few minutes!

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    I have used the wooden vice technique many times with success. Using the vice frees up both of your hands so you have lots of control.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    Just me, but it looks great just the way it is, not to mention zero risk.



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