Bubinga! (not to be confused with Bazinga)

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I turned this Bubinga sideways to highlight the grain, show it off more like layers of exposed rock. It took a little extra sanding (to 1000 grit) to get the end grain sides perfectly smooth. Finished with boiled linseed oil and wax. Which gives this one some richer color than its sister cut from the same block:

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Though it might be the difference of end grain vs face grain, or the result of time turning the other one a little lighter reddish/pinkier. Either way, I think I like this one much better.

-- 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 12-29-2011 05:12 AM

Nice work! I got a Big Bang out of this stopper.

Gotta go….
Have to watch the pilot episode of The Big Bang Theory on TBS!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 05:14 AM

another winner.

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 05:54 AM

Scott another great stopper

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 01:33 PM

BAZINGA, that is some nice Bubinga! I like the end grain application on this piece. Sheldon would like the sloping helix design of this bottle stopper. Please show us the final set of 5 of these.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 05:02 PM

Sheldon would be proud of your accomplishment!
Those are really nice !

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#6 posted 01-16-2012 04:07 AM

How many of these things have you made? They are all beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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