Last week I was in a store that sold overpriced crafts. They
displayed wooden pens and the typical turned items, but they also had
a waiter style corkscrew - hinged screw and hinged lever to help
remove the cork. The usual metal handle was covered with beautiful
wood. I haven't been able to find the unfinished corkscrew. Anyone
know where the basic kit is available?
In the search box type in "corkscrew" and you will find what you
want. I haven't used them myself, but I have seen them used. They
are well made (especially the heavy duty one at the lower right of the
search page) wire coils instead of cast crap.
Thanks - I've seen that style, but it sometimes requires brute
strength to pull a cork with those - and often ends up with wine
splashed around. What got my attention was one made like this link -
the style your waiter (excuse me "server") would use in a restaurant.
The one I saw was almost certainly made in someone's workshop because
all the items around it looked like a display a WoodCraft.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I'm very particular about my wine corkscrews (much more so than my wine)
and that is the style I prefer.
I've had a less elaborate one made by Christian Brothers for almost a
half century and woe betide the guest who finds it, uses it, and doesn't
put it back where it belongs ... the inmates around here know better
than to touch it! :)
Be sure you post a followup if you find the parts. Thanks.
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