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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    Bottle Stoppers

    Okay, thought it was time to try a few of these and there seems to be no limit to the designs I've seen so I was able to let my creativity run amok. Quite liked making these.

    Here's a shot of the five I've done so far. As you can see I tried to make each one unique. Just looking for a shape I like.

    And here's a better view of the larger one. You may not be able to make it out but the center strip of wood is purpleheart. It doesn't show up very well as there is just a small amount visible against the walnut in the center. Of course the top is where the purpleheart really shows up but none of the pictures I took lets you see it very well. A photographer I'm not!

    Any comments, critcisms or suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks for looking!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Cool stuff, Gord. I agree that you can let yourself run wild with designs on bottle stoppers. I find them more fun to turn than pens. I like the one with purpleheart in it. The version you have on Image Shack lets you zoom in very tight, so I saw the purpleheart very clearly. Nice job.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Very nice Gord. I like them all. Like Vaughn said you can let your imagination run wild with designs for them.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Yup - another thumbs up here - they're all nice, but the one with the purpleheart is an eye catcher.

    cheers eh?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    gord, when i clkick on an "immageshack" link my `puter starts doing weird stuff with trying to configure microsoft office?
    they look good in the small pics
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Gord, those look great. I still haven't tried a stopper...hope to soon.
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