|Project by lumberjoe||posted 09-20-2012 06:45 PM||1629 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
Somebody call turners anonymous, we have a level 10 addict on our hands. My wife is still at it with the pens, but she found a new love – bottle stoppers! I actually have a tough time turning these. I blow up the blanks when turning down the ends after removing the tailstock. She does just fine. These were made on Saturday. The first one is my favorite – Bolivian rosewood. it came out really nice. After that is lignum vitae, satinwood, and I don’t remember the last one. It had a funny 2 short word name, like Wen Wen or something similar. I still have to screw in the stopper all the way (oops).
She is getting really creative with the patterns and everything was done with a parting tool and skew. We bought 10 of those stoppers from PSI as they were on sale. She is going to order quite a bit more and go back to woodcraft for blanks. The problem is we don’t drink wine!! All are sanded from 150 to 400 with paper, then up to 12,000 with micromesh. Finish is HUT crystal polish.
She is more addicted to turning than ever now and is looking for a more challenging/creative project. I’m open to suggestions.