Mesquite, meet wine.

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Project by scottb posted 01-02-2012 04:32 AM 1552 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good for barbecuing… and looks good sitting atop a wine bottle. Another one of my favorite woods, very hard, but turns so smooth and precious stone like. This piece has a little heartwood and a little sapwood making for one nice looking – almost cork sized stopper.

I had a couple of mahogany blanks prepped to turn, but apparently drilling and tapping the blank made for a loose fit. I guess that wood is a little to soft or weak for that. I’m sure I can come up with a solution to that with a superglue treatment prior to tapping (or re-tapping) ... but until then, I grabbed this block and started from scratch to turn out this beauty. Certainly did not have the same problem with tapping this hard wood.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 04:58 AM

This is a beautiful stopper…..........Do you have it sold?

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 04:59 AM

Don’t like wine at all, but your stopper is sure nice. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 05:01 AM

Thanks! Not sold… yet. Will be heading off to the gallery in VT once I make a few more. (unless someone calls dibs ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 05:39 AM

Another cool stopper.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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