|Project by MOJOE||posted 06-08-2013 05:26 PM||731 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
A friend of mine from work carved some awards from red cedar a few months back. He was kind enough to bring me a few of the cut-offs to turn. This was the first time I’ve turned cedar, and let me tell ya, it was sweet…....smelled wonderful!
Another friend of mine is doing some summer work at a local winery, and, as I understand it, the owner is willing to display a few of my bottle stoppers during their events and offered to sell them on a consignment basis. I haven’t worked out any details, but figured I should come up with some sort of display. Since the winery and shop are housed in a rustic looking barn, I thought something a little rustic would be cool. I picked up a small walnut log several months back, and this is what I came up with…......it appears the sapwood has a tiny bit of spalting, as there were a few bug holes under the bark.
The stopper is sanded to 600 and finished with HUT….......the display stand was sanded to 220 and coated with George’s Club House Wax, allowed to dry for about 15 minutes and then buffed with a cloth.
-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!