Cubic Zirconia Inlaid Bottle Stopper

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Project by SteveRussell posted 12-12-2008 10:08 PM 1909 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a photo of one of my recent bottle stoppers 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.

!Cubic Zirconia Inlaid Bottle Stopper(Cubic Zirconia Inlaid Bottle Stopper)!

-- Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

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#1 posted 12-13-2008 12:01 AM

OK, now that’s just cool!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#2 posted 12-13-2008 01:45 AM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#3 posted 12-13-2008 02:51 AM

Superb – fit for a king!!! Nicely done.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 12-13-2008 03:00 AM

Steve that is beautiful! When I first read the title I was thinking zircote. lol

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 12-13-2008 04:15 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I do a lot of inlay work and find that it’s one of the most enjoyable things I do in woodturning. Take care and best wishes to you all!

Steve Russell
Eurowood Werks Studio

-- Better Woodturning and Finishing Through Chemistry...

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#6 posted 12-13-2008 05:53 PM

Man, that ought to bring a pretty penny! Beautiful!

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#7 posted 12-13-2008 05:56 PM

Very nice.I love it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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