|Project by Mattyb22||posted 12-12-2011 11:04 PM||1101 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I’m just getting into bottle stoppers, pens, bowls etc on my lathe and this is one of the first sets I created. Here’s a trio of filddleback maple stoppers that were dyed with green transtint and then finished with a coat of BLO followed by wipe-on poly. I made them specifically for my Grandmother and was trying to match the green dye to a box she has in her house that she loves. I gave them to her yesterday and she wanted to put them on display rather than use them, so I guess they were a hit. ;-) I am on the hunt for the glossiest, most durable and crystal clear finish for future bottle stoppers. Does anyone have any recommendations or advice? I was thinking of trying spray lacquer but was hoping for something that would be a faster finish, like CA/BLO. Comments and criticism welcome.
-- Matt, Boca Raton, Florida, "I excel at making sawdust!"