Set this magnetic bar up to hold the stoppers between coats of spray lacquer, cute little soldiers here (the one on the far right is “Mr. Stubby”—didn’t go quite right, LOL). With gloves on, I hold the stopper by the long bolt that fits the taps in the wood, take outside and lightly spray, return it to the rack and pick up the next one. Set my timer for 30 mins between sessions, and go about other business. Today that business is re-balancing one of the wheels on my grinder and re-sharpening some tools. Three birthdays this weekend, all will get stoppers. Wood in the background is stuff I picked up at a turner’s estate sale. Three for boxes or boxes and stoppers, one on far right for a bowl. It has fabulous bumps on it. Having fun!
-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)