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post #1 of 9 Old 07-01-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some new stoppers from left to right; mahogany, acrylic, birds eye, pupleheart, cocobolo, wenge, maple, bolivian rosewood, birds eye, bolivian rosewood, and brizilian cherry.


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Bob,Really nice,Ever thought of selling them on Ebay? Itchy

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Thanks for your compliment! I do sell these and I had thought about ebay but I sell them at gun shows. I have found that people really like the dark wood. When I sell them I include a small pouch because most people buy them as a gift for someone else. What is interesting is that potential buyer will look them over and say they will return and by the time they return the stopper they were looking at is gone. This happens at least once a show.
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Very nice Bob,
I am glad you are Willing to share them with us.
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Wow, those are really spectacular. I love the different woods and different shapes. It's gotta be hard to come up with difference shapes all of the time. Great work.
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excellent stoppers .. I like them all .. do you sketch out a design on paper first or free lance at the lath? anyway GR-8 job.
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Thanks for the compliments. Actually I started out trying my new Easy wood turning tools (the rougher, finisher and the detailer) which I used exclusively on these stoppers. I started out with some ideas on the shapes but let my imagination take over and let it evolve around the new tools. I really like the detailer it makes a very crisp groove. I was also practicing to make some eggoscopes with the egg shaped stoppers. I also tried two different approaches this time. Frist when I was finished sanding I took the shaving from the wood and scooped them up in my hand and held them agaist the spinning part and this really brought out a very polished piece of wood. I had remembered seeing this on DIY years ago. Second I soaked them in Teak oil finish for 24 hours than let them dry for 24 hours than polished them with the beall system. The acrylic I just use acrylic polish from Hut.
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Wow! I am amazed when I look at these. I just recently bought my first lathe (Jet Variable Speed 10-14 Mini), and the first things I've been making have been bottle stoppers. All I have right now are 2 tools: Robert Sorby 3/4 Spindle Gouge and Spindlemaster. I really want to look into the easy wood tools, and also the different finishing options that you mentioned. Thanks for the great picture and great ideas!
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Wood, not to knock the Easy Wood company because I am a capitalist but those are WAY overpriced. Check this out....

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/ho...sy-wood-33721/

...and Bob, those are nice stoppers, I like em all!!

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