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Project by bigogre posted 05-21-2014 08:56 AM 1980 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Stoppers are made from all the little scraps that accumulate from all the different projects. The stand is a chunk of maple burl, some flat areas shaped into it, and lacquered. Stopper parts are from Penn State Industries. I use the stoppers as a testing ground for new curve ideas, and to see what happens when blanks are glued up a bit differently.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 10:16 AM

Magnificent turning as well as finishing. You’re a real artisan.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 10:46 AM

Looks like you have been very busy creating and using up all the scrap woods in your shop….excellent turning and finishing…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 11:32 AM

WOW. That is a group of gorgeous stoppers!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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bushmaster

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 12:24 PM

so that is your trade secret for your beautiful projects

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 05-21-2014 12:49 PM

Very nice

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steve_in_ohio

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#6 posted 05-21-2014 01:27 PM

wow, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Porchfish

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#7 posted 05-21-2014 01:28 PM

Go Dude… Nice looking stoppers….egg shapes are a bitch to get balanced…looking good !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 05-21-2014 03:20 PM

I think your testings were a success the shapes and wood combinations are amazing.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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majuvla

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#9 posted 05-21-2014 03:25 PM

Good way to use scraps.They turned great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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majuvla

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#10 posted 05-21-2014 03:25 PM

Good way to use scraps.They turned great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Diggerjacks

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#11 posted 05-21-2014 05:21 PM

Hello Bigogre

A very nice use of scraps

Nothing is lost, all is used

Nice finishing

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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savannah505

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#12 posted 05-21-2014 10:31 PM

very good looking work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 05-22-2014 12:13 AM

A beautiful collection and what a great way to display them! Some of those look like they could double as shot glasses.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Rick

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#14 posted 05-22-2014 05:38 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed!

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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Surfside

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#15 posted 05-23-2014 07:29 PM

Fine turning! They all look nice and finishing looks awesome.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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