Bubinga bottlestopper

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Project by scottb posted 11-19-2008 05:04 AM 2118 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

6” long, 3 1/4 inches of beautiful Bubinga.

Also known as African Rosewood, bubinga is a reddish brown (sometimes pinkish red with darker purple streaks) tone wood (used in guitars etc…).This evergreen flowering tree in the legume family is found in South America and Africa.

This stopper is sanded super smooth, buffed even smoother, and finished with walnut oil to really bring out the woodgrain. I found this similar to mahogany in texture and workability, but with a much more visable grain pattern, and in my mind a nicer color.

As with all the other stoppers I make, this one is machined from a solid piece of stainless steel, not chrome plated that will flake off. Ever.

- and now for the not so subliminal message portion of this post – You now have the insatiable urge to gift yourself a nice bottle of (My Uncles!) Pinot Noir or Viognier. (I’m having the Pinot this Thanksgiving. Mmmm.)

This is the 18th item in my 30 day project/challenge
& auction.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 11-19-2008 05:21 AM

Great job on some beaut wood Scott.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 11-19-2008 05:53 AM

I reallly like this one!!! I am about to post my first (ever)...

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 11-19-2008 03:36 PM

Nice job Scott. Man your are puttin em out.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 11-19-2008 03:40 PM

Very nice. You are more than half-way there.

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#5 posted 11-19-2008 05:26 PM

Scott, congrats on your 30-day challenge! You’ve really produced some great projects and I enjoy the background you’ve been sharing with us on the materials. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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