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Project by SugarbeatCo posted 682 days ago 826 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a few stoppers I made for my sisters friend. They are opening a winery apparently, and thought these would be a cool gift idea for their customers. They are made from Maple Burl, Figured Black Walnut, Spalted English Walnut and Birdseye Maple (with dyed red beads). This was the first time Ive ever made more than say a few at a time. It was fun playing with different shapes and experimenting with the dyes n a little paint. All are sprayed with lacquer. Still have 2 more to make of the cork screw type. The additional pictures of some that I think turned out pretty good. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 682 days ago

Very nice set, Can never have enough of these. Although in our house for some reason they’re always empty. LOL

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#2 posted 680 days ago

Love the fourth picture best! I’ve never seen one like it. The maple is really nice as weel. Please post more.

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#3 posted 680 days ago

Thanks alot guys. @Doe, thats just a natural edge maple burl cap. I was playing with different grain orientations, the 5th pic is the same piece of wood turned 90 degrees with a small inclusion of the natural edge.

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#4 posted 474 days ago

These are beautiful.
Where did you find the hardware for these? Do they all have the corkscrew inside them?

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#5 posted 474 days ago

Thanks a ton, I get my hardware from a guy called rizay on ebay, he has pretty fare prices. I think only a couple are the corkscrew type in this run. I have tried the t-handle type with corkscrew, but the hardware was weak and had a tendency to snap when uncorking a bottle.

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