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Wood swap stoppers

Here are 3 stoppers that I turned today from wood acquired in swaps from other members. The far left is black mesquite from duncsuss and the other 2 are spalted oak from Taylormade.

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If anyone who was to receive wood from me has not done so, please let me know. If you got it, let's get busy and get a pic or two up here already

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Pushy:P

I just got the wood today, dogonnit! Gimmee a day or two

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Yeah, pushy-pushy-pushy ...

Nice work, I've only got as far as sawing and drilling a few pen blanks & gluing the tubes in.

The spalted maple is quite crumbly -- I lost a blank during drilling. I'm giving one a thorough soaking in CA to see if that hardens it up to the point where I can turn it without it falling apart. Hopefully that will do the trick, because it looks like it'll be spectacular when turned and finished.

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yea Geez some us have to work for a livin lol
im hoping to turn the big chunk this weekend
BTW those stoppers look great
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Hey Sawdust, those stoppers look nice.

I just found my box this morning on the front porch. Not sure why but I'm guessing it was left there late yesterday. I will get to turn something later this week.

Thanks for the blanks
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Sawdust, very nice bottle stoppers, what kind of finish did you use?

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Nice stoppers. I particularly like the shape of the one in the middle.

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I use Doctor's Woodshop shellac/wax/walnut oil mix; about 4-5 coats. I love this finish. Very easy to use and great, quick results.

http://www.doctorswoodshop.com/

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Heck yeah man! Looks great, nicely done!

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Dusty,
Nicely done!

..and thanks for the link!

I'm placing an order as I type!

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I notice everyone is using the metal/rubber stoppers. Has anyone made stoppers from traditional corks. Maybe a dowel down the center with your blank on one end and the cork on the other then turn the whole thing?

By the way, excellent looking stoppers, Sawdust.
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Frank, I know there are people who make that style stopper. I do not. I personally think they look unsophisticated for lack of a better word.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I was trying to think of a good way to source the cork (though I haven't researched yet so it may not be difficult at all) other than recycling them, which may not be palatable.
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