Stoppers make a trip...

Discussion in 'Newbie' started by Jamie Straw, May 23, 2016.

  1. Jamie Straw

    Jamie Straw

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    Our meeting is Wednesday night, am taking an assortment of bottle stoppers in a dry-run burl display (definitely have some refinements to make). These are mostly practice stoppers, working toward some "keeper" designs, but two or three are close to final. I try to keep the end-user in mind, not make them too tall. Here's a rather washed-out picture (using the phone, and sub-par lighting). They are of better color than here, but none is finished with poly or lacquer, just the Beall system. Hoping to take a Madrone bowl too, not sure if that'll be done in time.
    Burl Stopper Display Edx.jpg
     
  2. john lucas

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    Looking pretty nice. I would not recommend using just the Beal. Leaves the wood looking great but its not a finish and leaves the wood fragile. I use one or two quick applications of thinned lacquer followed by the beal. Not the most durable finish but my lower end wi e stoppers eed to be fast to produce
     
  3. Jamie Straw

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    Yeah, the "real" stoppers will have a real finish on them. Can't remember, what do you use for your higher-end stoppers? (I know I've read it somewhere, but it's late and the Mariners are losing:p)
     
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    I use spray on lacquer with several coats for the stoppers that have RUTH Niles stoppers. I want a thicker build that will last longer. I bave also used miwax wipe on poly but its slower to use and isnt easily repaired the way lacquer is.
     

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