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I’m beginning to experiment with asymmetrical designs for bottle stoppers. This started still having a small amount of bark on one side. I was surprised as how well it was staying on, until I got this piece close to it’s final size, (not that this piece was “planned” per-se.) and it just “vanished.”
I liked the overall shape, and the look of the groove the missing bark left, so I finished it up, and did a fair amount of hand sanding before buffing it out and applying several coats of friction polish.
This is from a small offcut of ebony from TX (from our fellow jock BSB), I love the color and grain of it.
It is a great turning wood.
The stopper is solid stainless steel, not chrome, so It’ll never chip or wear off (and flake into the wine, as some cheaper stoppers are prone to do). Since I posted my last batch of stoppers, these have been constantly out of stock. (here)
I’m hoping to get my hands on some more of these, or that other turning suppliers carrying them as well. – another company has a different style, also solid stainless steel, but it’s a couple bucks more per. I love the look, lines and heft of these, at any (especially a lower) price!
Mom was the lucky recipient of this for Mother’s Day.