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question about nremoving stopper on this pontil bottle

Basil.W.Duke

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Jul 2, 2012
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one of the recently dug bottles has a stuck glass stopper. Any advice on freeing it? Clear glass with brown muck insidethumbnail (65).jpgthumbnail (66).jpg
 

junkmansitch

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Feb 13, 2016
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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.
 

Robby Raccoon

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Jun 14, 2014
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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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