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The Boathouse Restaurant at Kits Beach has a bar that is faced with cork ’tile’ discs. This is a beautiful example of the exact appearance of the process we are currently in search of shearing equipment for. These natural cork discs are applied to a mesh backing sheet similar to ceramic tiles that are supplied...
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In my search for a suitable method to trim used wine corks into uniformly thick discs with finished surfaces, I contacted a firm with laser cutting equipment. They took a batch of natural corks and synthetic stoppers to experiment with. I had hoped the laser cutting would provide a clean surface that needed no additional...
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Manufacturers of synthetic wine stoppers have done a great job of matching the appearance of natural cork. Great aesthetic, but this is a real problem when it comes to separating natural and synthetic corks for recycling. All 4 corks shown in the right of this photo are synthetic. You can see how good a match...
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TrendHunter.com shows us Daniel Michalik’s Sway Stool made of cork as well as a collection of innovative uses for cork that range from quirky to chic to quirky — like this cork – come – USB drive.
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This interview with Daniel Michalik shows modern uses for cork that go beyond the bottle stopper and and notice boards.
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Dr. Vino has a cool site that lists 10 things to do with your leftover corks rather than throwing them in the trash — everything from artist Jan Elftmann’s “bowling ball” to styling miniatures. Check it out.
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Interior Design Show West features a design competition sponsored by GE Monogram. Seven designers will be supplied with corks and are challenged to make design forward products from this prefabricated material. Finished products will be on display at IDSwest for all to see what these creative designers can come up with. Visit IDSwest for details.
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