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    Bottle Stopper

    Well the lady at the Carnagie Arts Center where my turnings are displayed called and said bring some more bottle stoppers down. She said all 9 had sold for $29 each. So I thought I would break in the new lathe. Here are 3 I turned this afternoon. Just a deft lacquer finish as I wanted them done quick. Sanded to 400 grit and 3 coats of lacquer. Also got a photo tent so lots of experimenting going on. Sorry about the pic's.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Bottle Stopper Bocote 1.jpg   Bottle Stopper Bocote 2.jpg   Bottle Stopper Mesquite inlay 1.jpg   Bottle Stopper Mesquite inlay 2.jpg   Bottle Stopper Purpleheart 1.jpg  

    Bottle Stopper Purpleheart 2.jpg  
    Bernie W.

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    Nice stoppers. Better than nice on the sales.

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    Yep. Those are very nice. $29 is a premium price, too. Congratulations.
    Cody


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    Bernie, congrats on the sales and the great looking stoppers. I turned my first one this weekend with my dad...they might become an addiction!
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    Looking good, way to go!
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    Thanks. Yes they can be additive for sure. I am taking 5 more down today and have 10 more on order. She told me two ladies came back and bought 5 of the 7 I took down Friday. Hopefully all will sell.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    Bernie, those are nice bottle stoppers. I just started turning some this last week. They sure are fun. My son Jeff and I turned some this last weekend when he was home.

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    Way to go!

    Break in your new lathe? What, where, when?

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    Bernie nice Bottlestoppers. I can't get close to that price in this area.
    Larry

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    Add three look real nice to me, Bernie. Sounds like you found yourself a good outlet for them, too.
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