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Project by saksman posted 12-01-2009 06:48 AM 1132 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I went a little crazy tonight and did 5 bottle stoppers. From left to right it is Curly Maple, Box Elder Burl, Madrone Burl, Redwood Burl, and Black & White Ebony. I got a request from my mother for a bunch of bottle stoppers for Christmas gifts so I cranked up the lathe and went to town. I experimented with some different shapes. I like the one on the left best.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.





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RetiredCoastie

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 06:55 AM

They look great Brian, I like the finish.

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Mcnervy

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 06:57 AM

The curly maple looks amazing
What is the finish?
I am trying to finish this

if it could look like yours i would be in heaven

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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toyguy

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 01:30 PM

Good looking stoppers. I like the one on the right. The black and white ebony, and the shape…... fits the hand well.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 03:54 PM

Very nice looking stoppers. The nice thing is that you can make what ever comes to mind when it is spinning!

I like the one on the right best!!!!!!!!!

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

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8ball

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 04:20 PM

Great looking stoppers, I am getting ready to do a few myself, I hope that they turn out as nice as yours.

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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saksman

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 04:53 PM

Thanks all. The finish I used is Behlen Woodturner’s Finish. I started using it a couple of weeks ago using it undiluted on pens which produced a great finish. I used the diluted (50/50 with a Behlen solvent like the directions on the bottle said) on the stoppers and the bowl I did the other day. I love this finish it is easy to apply and comes out looking great.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 05:51 PM

more great stoppers

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reggiek

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 08:42 PM

great job and thanks for the finishing idea…I have been using a simple friction polish on my pens/stoppers but sometimes they need just a bit more pop….I have been experimenting with adding more shellac flakes….and then doing more waxing after the finish…but I will have to give the Behlens a try…..

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 12-15-2009 01:33 PM

Great slection of shapes and species. I usually use Mylands finish but last night I tried spray lacquer and I’m not going back to turners finish. The lacquer looks several degrees more lively.

-- Bob A in NJ

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