I’ve made quite a few segmented wine bottle stoppers now. I want to continue to push myself with in complexity and creativity… so I’ve got a new design that I’ve been working on. In this piece I use two species of wood (maple and mahogany) to create a heart shaped pattern with the segmented pieces. I am acutally now working on the second version of the heart stopper design. I was fairly pleased with the first, but I thought I could do better.
To give an idea of how it’s assembled, here’s a view of the 1st blank before turning. This piece includes 183 individual pieces.
The turned piece looks like this
while happy with the overall results, I wanted to make the heart a little smaller so it could be viewed in its entirety without having to twist the stopper. So i made some adjustments to my tablesaw sled to cut some smaller segments and I finished assembly of the new blank today and hope to turn it this weekend. There are 207 pieces included in this version.
I’ll be sure to post pics of the finished piece… good or bad!
any and all feedback is appreciated.