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Bubinga! (not to be confused with Bazinga)

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I turned this Bubinga sideways to highlight the grain, show it off more like layers of exposed rock. It took a little extra sanding (to 1000 grit) to get the end grain sides perfectly smooth. Finished with boiled linseed oil and wax. Which gives this one some richer color than its sister cut from the same block:

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Though it might be the difference of end grain vs face grain, or the result of time turning the other one a little lighter reddish/pinkier. Either way, I think I like this one much better.

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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 840 days ago

Nice work! I got a Big Bang out of this stopper.

Gotta go….
Have to watch the pilot episode of The Big Bang Theory on TBS!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 840 days ago

another winner.

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Karson

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#3 posted 840 days ago

Scott another great stopper

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jfk4032

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#4 posted 839 days ago

BAZINGA, that is some nice Bubinga! I like the end grain application on this piece. Sheldon would like the sloping helix design of this bottle stopper. Please show us the final set of 5 of these.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#5 posted 839 days ago

Sheldon would be proud of your accomplishment!
Those are really nice !

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 822 days ago

How many of these things have you made? They are all beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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