Bottle stopper for sister.

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Project by tucsoncyclist posted 05-17-2010 04:49 PM 1288 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stopper I made for my sister and family. They moved to Texas so I thought I would add a Texas state quarter to the top. The wood is mesquite and the finish is shellac. I finish with a polish. Then I turned up the lathe to 3000 rpm and ran a cloth in the grooves until it started to smoke.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 05-17-2010 06:32 PM

Very nice – I like the idea of using the state coin. I think I’ll steal that idea

-- Tom, Ky.,

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 12:10 AM

Very unique stopper design. good job and hope to see more of your turnings.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#3 posted 05-18-2010 02:13 AM

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.


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#4 posted 05-18-2010 05:35 AM

I can’t take credit for the coin idea, I saw it somewhere and borrowed it.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 05-18-2010 07:18 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 04:26 AM

Wherever it came from, I like the state quarter idea! Cool!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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