|Project by jfk4032||posted 09-14-2012 01:09 AM||1368 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve been collected a lot of green wood from a variety of sources for almost a year now waiting for my shop to be expanded so I can start using my lathe. Some of the wood I gathered was from my golf club and I wanted to make a thank you gift for our course superintendent who put aside some of the wood for me last WInter. This bottle stopper is for him.
The bottle stopper seemed like an easy way to get started into lathe work and I used black walnut. The dark color of this wood contrasted well with our golf course logo ball marker. I sanded the stopper to 600 grit, applied and buffed in a layer of pure tung oil and then buffed it further with the Beall 3 step buffing system which I really like. I then applied the ball marker with some CA and voila, I’m now a wood turner! Can’t wait to dig deeper into this artform.
-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!