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bianchi1 12-13-2014 01:44 PM

bought wine, no corkscrew
 
so i just got the power drill out, put in a very clean 3/8 drill in it and drilled a hole n the cork, worked great..:thumbup:

cabikefreak 12-13-2014 03:22 PM

Nice...

bianchi1 12-13-2014 04:22 PM

just thinking outside the box....again...hum,, bianchi 1 and thinking and bianchi1 being board.. not this is not very good..

DPeterson3 12-13-2014 05:10 PM

There is a better way.

Take a regular dress shoe, presumably with leather soles and heel.

Put the bottom of the wine in where your foot would go, sticking up as though it was your leg.

Holding them together with the wine now horizontal, bump the heel of the shoe against the wall, or some firm vertical surface that won't suffer from the bumping.

Using the right pressure, the cork will work its way out enough to grab and pull the rest of the way.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...82aad474&sr=pr

bianchi1 12-13-2014 05:27 PM

lot of time on your hands, yes?:):)

jc96 12-13-2014 10:59 PM

Take a cordless drill and insert a large wood screw into the cork. Latch on to the head of the screw with vise grips or similar and pull. ciao, jc

Spitfire 12-14-2014 08:33 AM

Buy screw cap wine...depending on your tolerance to headaches.

101/105guy 12-14-2014 08:41 AM

just thinking outside the box....again...hum,, bianchi 1 and thinking and bianchi1 being board.. not this is not very good..

lot of time on your hands, yes?
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BobG 12-14-2014 09:16 AM

Interesting technique to use the wine itself as a hammer.

The video demo used an I-assume-chilled, white wine with a plastic cork, which may have a lower coefficient of friction that a real-cork, corked bottle of room temperature red.

jc96 12-14-2014 09:41 AM

it'd be of interest to measure the coefficient of a cork. Along with the thermal efficiency of a potato as noted under the aluminum radiators thread. I gathered from the thermal ratings, that cooking a potato on an aluminum radiator would take longer than on one say made of silver. ciao chris

Spitfire 12-14-2014 10:06 AM

Chris, a determining factor is how well they were initially soaked. :detective:

jc96 12-14-2014 12:07 PM

upon further reflection, no soaking of my taters however they do grill quickly when wrapped in aluminum foil...correlation?? I'm further guessing that frizzy wines such as prosecco or bubbly open quite easily with just a shake. Lotsa time here obviously. Robvolz out in Seattle should chime in here. I think he's a wine store guy. ciao, chris

alfaparticle 12-14-2014 12:36 PM

Bianchi,
with your background I would expect you to own a Campagnolo corkscrew.

tirefriar 12-14-2014 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bianchi1 (Post 5931897)
so i just got the power drill out, put in a very clean 3/8 drill in it and drilled a hole n the cork, worked great..:thumbup:

Is this your first ever bottle of wine? If you plan on buying more, $2.50 will get you a corkscrew....works even better

alfaporsche 12-14-2014 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DPeterson3 (Post 5932241)
There is a better way.

Take a regular dress shoe, presumably with leather soles and heel.

Put the bottom of the wine in where your foot would go, sticking up as though it was your leg.

Holding them together with the wine now horizontal, bump the heel of the shoe against the wall, or some firm vertical surface that won't suffer from the bumping.

Using the right pressure, the cork will work its way out enough to grab and pull the rest of the way.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...82aad474&sr=pr

Way cool.


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