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Project by RichBolduc posted 09-25-2018 10:09 AM 340 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I posted a couple weeks back, the wife wants to sell stuff online… So I made a bunch of wood bottle stoppers one afternoon…. Anything that will get me shop time without her nagging me to do other stuff…. Well for the Beer Swap I decided to try casting and stabilizing. Because of that, I decided to try some hybrid blanks. Here they are. For some reason though, the 2 blue ones on the right in the first picture are really purple, not sure why the camera makes them look blue. The orange one is actually mini pine cones and I have a darker orange and a red pine cone blanks to finish along with a non-transparent pine cone one that just needs finishing.

Rich





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EarlS

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 11:02 AM

Nice contrast between the epoxy and the wood, especially the orange one on the left. What do you use for epoxy? I tried InLace recently on some knots and was underwhelmed by how it turned out which is probably a result of my inexperience.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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RichBolduc

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 11:13 AM

That orange one is actually mini pine cones in it. As for the resin and dye, I’ve been using Alumilite, so a pressure pot was used.

Rich


Nice contrast between the epoxy and the wood, especially the orange one on the left. What do you use for epoxy? I tried InLace recently on some knots and was underwhelmed by how it turned out which is probably a result of my inexperience.

- EarlS


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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 11:23 AM

Nice, Rich!

Most cameras (and monitors) don’t “see” as far into the violet as humans do. Purples, especially darker ones, are hard to reproduce.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 11:52 AM

Great job on these buddy! You are really getting good on that lathe.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 01:17 PM

Very nice Rich!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 09-25-2018 03:58 PM

Quite fascinating colours and shapes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 09-25-2018 05:20 PM

Happy wife=Happy life! Shop work that she likes is a double bonus!

Very nicely done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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NickyP

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#8 posted 09-26-2018 11:06 AM

That red one is a keeper – - – GREAT job on all of them!

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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