Part of my turning practice exercises over the past few months has included bottle stoppers. Here are two that I did a month or so ago. Yeah, slow to post, I know.
This one is cherry over a natural cork stopper assembly. Sanded up to 1000, applied three coats of blo/naptha, then topped it with several coats of rattle can lacquer.
This stopper is made with dogwood and a teardrop stopper. I have several sections of small dogwood trunks that had begun to rot on the ends because I left them outside under a roof but ends exposed. After cutting into a couple of the trunk sections, I subdivided the pieces into some I will use for pens and some larger ones for stoppers and who knows what. I stabilized several chunks for stoppers and pens using Cactus Juice. That seemed to work for this stopper. Finish is the same as the cherry stopper above.
Thanks for looking. C&C welcome!