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Thread: Cubic Zirconia Inlaid Bottle Stopper

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    Cubic Zirconia Inlaid Bottle Stopper

    Hello to the group,

    Here is a photo of a bottle stopper I turned recently that has been inlaid with (24) 2.5mm Cubic Zirconia (Diamond Simulants), set in solid 18kt White Gold. Outside diameter of each stone is 3.18mm. The stopper body is made from a blue swirl acrylic acetate stopper blank, polished to 12,000 grit with Micromesh wet/dry abrasives.

    The holes for the 2.5mm CZ's were drilled using a McNaughton (Kelton) ornamental jig, using a large Foredom hand piece to hold the 2.6mm drill bit. Holes were drilled approximately 1.85mm deep at 18,000 RPM. CZ (bezel hollow closed) presets were inlaid with thick set Cyanoacrylate ester adhesive. Top coat is Renaissance microwax, buffed at 3,000 RPM.

    Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

    Steve Russell
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    Very elegant wine bottle stopper. Save for the good stuff.

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    Very nice, Steve. Is the top square (as it appears in the photo)?

    BTW, nice to see you drop by.
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    Thanks for sharing Steve............that is SWEEEEET!

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    Beautiful piece Steve. I really like the stone embellishment. Classy.
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    excellent craftsmanship..........the detail is very nice

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    That is one beautiful bottle stopper. It should put a bit of jingle in your pocket.

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    Thanks Frank,

    Acrylic Acetate can create some really incredible pieces. Take care and best wishes to you and yours!
    Last edited by Steve Russell; 12-13-2008 at 09:01 PM.
    Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

    Steve Russell
    Eurowood Werks Studio
    Professional Studio Woodturner

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    Hello Vaughn,

    Glad to be back... I have been working some really crazy hours of late (18, 20 and even 22 hour days, back-to-back-to-back) finishing a video project, so I have not had much time to check in or post anything.

    The top is not square, but the light makes it look that way... It is round, with a slight raised point in the centre of the crown. This piece is from a set of stoppers that I designed that were inspired by chess pieces. This piece is the "Rook" from the collection. Take care and all the best to you and yours!
    Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

    Steve Russell
    Eurowood Werks Studio
    Professional Studio Woodturner

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    Thanks Kevin,

    The stone presets are fairly easy to work with, but with anything smaller than 2.5 mm, I wear a magnifying headset... Getting old..er I guess. :-) Take care!
    Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

    Steve Russell
    Eurowood Werks Studio
    Professional Studio Woodturner

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