Rally for a Cure auction bottle stoppers

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Project by jfk4032 posted 05-14-2013 01:58 PM 1370 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our golf club is holding their annual Rally for a Cure this upcoming weekend and this year I wanted to donate some pieces to auction off. Where possible, I tried to use wood felled on the golf course over the last year.

The first piece is a sycamore and walnut celtic ring design and also has golf ball marker on top. The second is a pear made from Bradford pear with a turned and carved stem. The third is meant to look like the knob of a baseball bat with the local MLB team logo on a golf ball marker. The fourth is a banksia pod inlaid with crushed turquoise. The fifth is a segmented piece of white oak and black walnut to look like a wine barrel and also has golf ball marker on top. The last is a simple round design of black walnut with the golf ball marker on top.

I tried 3 different finishes on these as I’m learning from scratch on the lathe. I use the Beall buffing system, CA glue and OB Shine Juice courtesy of Cap’n Eddie.

Hope they raise some nice bids for a good cause.
Thanks for looking!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 02:38 PM

These are all great looking stoppers. I think you have the finish on these just right. They ought to bring in some nice bids for a great cause. Nice work Joel.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 09:51 PM

Hope they all bring big bucks! Good job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 11:19 PM

very nice work and for an even better cause.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 02:27 PM

Great looking and interesting bottle stoppers! I’m sure they’ll raise some money for the great cause.

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