Needed to replace the cork in a pewter wine stopper. Bought a few tapered size 8's and 9's. Both would have worked, but the 8's could potentially fall out if not glued, and the 9's were slightly "too big". So I soaked a 9 in water for a minute and then shoved it in with a dot of guerrilla glue at the base. Boom... perfectly new again favorite wine stopper.