|Project by BarbS||posted 08-02-2010 08:28 AM||1136 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
My first bottle stoppers. I used the mini lathe for these instead of the new Robust, as I had to get them done for a birthday gift.
They are made of plum, silver maple, orchard cherry and apricot. Lots of fun to do, though they were certainly more difficult than I expected such a small, easy project to be! Working in miniature doesn’t leave much room to make up for mistakes. Good tool technique practice, though. I’ll have to make some more for Christmas, but I don’t know that I well ever be able to complete one in an hour like production turners do!
Now I’ve been initiated into bottle stoppers.
8/24: added in two more stoppers and a ring holder in a second picture. These are mailed off for a daughter’s birthday present, and the stoppers each have a state quarter inset into the top, one for Washington for her, and one for Vermont for her husband. The ring holder was just to try one. These are fun!