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Just some more fun with the lathe.

Woods from left to right:
Olive wood
Bocote
Redheart
Tulip Wood
Cocobolo (I’ve posted this before but threw it in for the heck of it)

After playing around with different finishes, I really like using eee-ultrashine and Shellawax.

-- GSY from N. Idaho





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trifern

8132 posts in 2363 days


#1 posted 2097 days ago

Very nice stoppers. I especially like the tulip. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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lew

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#2 posted 2097 days ago

Beautiful!! Are the stoppers stainless steel or chrome?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Napaman

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#3 posted 2097 days ago

truly beautiful…watched an hour long demo on wine stoppers a couple weeks ago…then tried one the other night and could not get my collet to hold my piece….

so may be knocking on your door for advice soon…putting these in my favorites…they are gorgeous!!!

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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scopemonkey

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#4 posted 2097 days ago

Lew & Napaman,

They are chrome. I got them from my local woodcraft store along with the mandrel. You’re supposed to use a 6mm bit but I find a 7/32 (about 5.5mm) gives a tighter fit on the screw mandrel and holds the wood better.

Thanks for the kind words. I’m just getting used to my lathe doing pens, stoppers, and general spindle work before I try to turn a bowl again (first one was a disaster).

BTW: I grew up in Napa—Vintage class of ‘78. Go Crushers!

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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TedM

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#5 posted 2097 days ago

Beautiful!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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rikkor

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#6 posted 2088 days ago

Thanks for posting these. Nice work.

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Swede

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#7 posted 1614 days ago

Very Cool… looks like you are having way to much fun.
What lathe are you using?

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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