First (successful) Wine Stopper

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Project by Sandy posted 02-11-2014 03:27 PM 1189 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After repeatedly launching multiple, partially completed wine stopper turnings all over my shop, I finally think I figured out what I was doing wrong. At least I finally completed this one out of red heart. I’ve started using the Beall buffing system to finish my turnings, and it works great.

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#1 posted 02-11-2014 03:30 PM

I’m glad you are safe! The shape reminds me of a light bulb. Good job!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 03:39 PM

@Brett, funny you should say that, as my youngest son asked if it was me of Edison’s prototypes.

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 04:46 PM

Great looking stopper! Cool shape, the wood is stunning with its striking red color and great finish.

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 07:13 PM

Thank you Fishinbo. The wood is (no surprise) red heart, and it finishes beautifully, but I really can’t say enough about how impressed I’ve been with the Beall buffing system. I bought the one that has the three wheels which mount on a single axle. One end has a #2 Morse taper, and the other end has a dimple for the live center of my lathe. When I finish turning something, I put the Beall system on the lathe and finish it. On things like pens, I keep the parts right on the mandrel which I use as a handle while buffing and polishing. I have even been able to go back and buff/polish pens which I had previously made, and they come out like new, including one whose finish was totally worn off, as it had gotten wet.

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