|Project by rustfever||posted 11-28-2009 05:17 AM||1401 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
A sampling of my Wine stopper turnings. In the first pic, #1 is a wild Cherry, then 3 Claro walnut stoppers, Manazanita Burl (with worm holes.) 2 samples of Carob, and then 2 Cork Oak.
The stand is curly claro walnut. All of the turnings and stand have been buffed with Tripoli, Diamond, and Carnuba wax. [SP]
All of these lumber came from trees, I havested from the ‘Urban Forests’ within the local communities in the Northern San Joaquin Valley of California. The Claro Walnut came from a firend’s front yard in Turlock, CA. The tree was infested and died. The Manzanita Burl came form the foot hills just east of Modesto CA. The Carob came from the streets of Turlock CA. that need to b e remove because it’s roots were tearing up the curb and the street. The Cork oak trees cames from the the Gallo Winery in Modesto. Cork oak grows in most of the world as an ornamental tree. Cork oak is very unstable and difficult to to dry and use. The Wild Cherry was gifted by a friend that had havested from a yard east of Stockton CA.
The wines in the background are my wines. I, with a group of friends, make wines. In the background are 2007 Cabernet Savingon, 2008 Zinfandel, and 2009 cabernet/Syrah blend. I have been making wine since 2001.
-- Rustfever, Central California