|Project by GodofBiscuits||posted 10-07-2011 05:10 AM||1057 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
These are my first every bottle stoppers. I’ve turned a bunch of pens before (I really need to post them) and wanted to start tuning things I could hopefully use to help pay for the awesome new lathe I made these on. They are both cut from Walnut scraps given to me by Jim aka WoodArtbyJR and are finished using Hut Products friction polish. The long one was the first of the two and was sanded to 320 while the shorter one was taken all the way up to 600 grit before adding three coats of friction polish. The shorter one was recessed into the wood handle to give it cleaner lines and more of a flowing taper as opposed to the curve at the top of the longer one. I think I will be sticking to the cone type stoppers for my future projects but this was a nice learning experience. Now that I have materials for another 10 more coming from Penn State Industries, I’ll have stock to sell at the local Produce stand right next to there Artisan Oils and vinegars.
-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?