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post #1 of 4 Old 08-10-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Goblet Bottle Stoppers

We've been seeing a lot of cask and bottle style bottle stoppers, I decided to try and make some goblets for bottle stoppers. The one on the left is east indian rosewood, the one on the right is cocobolo. They are about 2.25 inches tall and just over 1" in diameter. Sanded to 600, 0000 steel wool and then friction polish. I've still got to install the stainless bottle stopper on them which will happen when my next order comes in. Kind of a pain to make, cutting into the end grain required super sharp tools and a lot of patience, and even then I had some problems with the rosewood one or it would be about a quarter inch taller. Sorry about the picture quality, I'm working on getting a better light setup.
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Very cool. I did one of these in maple a while ago and it sold quickly.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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pretty cool pieces. Your photography problems are partly related to using a white background. The camera only knows gray and will try to make whatever it sees gray. To get the proper exposure would require that you over expose the photo. To do this you should have a +/- exposure override button somewhere. Push it and gives you choices like +1, +2 or -1 -2. If you set it to +1 or +1.5 you would get much better looking photo.
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Looks like a nice set of stoppers.
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