I'm wanting to develop a quick and dirty stopper turning technique so I can turn them out fast and sell at reasonable prices. The walnut one shown earlier ain't braggin' material. I grabbed a strip of maple out of the scrap bucket, ran through the bandsaw and cut into blanks for my latest idea. The blanks are 1 1/2"X3 1/2". That leaves enough length to chuck up and enough meat to turn into a small but grippable stopper. I plan to drill the dowel hole on the lathe after turning. I'll probably use a wipe or dip poly for finish. Doing all the same and with a minimum of time involved, selling at $5.00 each (my gross) should make a decent profit.