Handcrafted Wine Bottle Stoppers!
Above: Stabilized Box Elder Burl natural
Above: Dyed gold and green Box Elder Burl wine bottle stoppers
Happy Valentines everyone!
Since New Year’s I have not spent much time in the shop which has given me some time to think about my work and how precious and valuable our time is.
Over the years I have made a lot of wine bottle stoppers on my wood lathe. The problem has always been once on the wind bottle, they were to tall to get into the fridge without lowering the fridge shelf. I’ve solved this problem by designed a recessed wine bottle stopper. I’ve made the cork disappear inside the wood turning. They have turned out beautiful! Check them out…
Above; all of these were handcrafted with the combination of Black Ash Eye Burl, Padauk and Black Veneer.
Above: Wine Bottle Stopper handcrafted with Maple Burl stabilized and dyed green along with African Blackwood. Photo above by Bob Bernotsky
I want to share a few pictures of the wine bottle stoppers I have turned. Each one is unique but the design is similar.
Close up picture showing the burl wood grain and the recessed cork.
The above two I made using Maple Burl and blue dyed Busheye Burl. I wanted to see how the blue dyed Buckeye Burl would look when finished.
Above, African Blackwood, Holly and Hybrid Maple Burl and Blue Acrylic
The above picture is an African Blackwood, Padauk and Holly wine bottle stopper in progress of being turned on my lathe.
Above, African Blackwood, Padauk and Holly
above, left to right:
Maple Burl, African Blackwood and Holly
Dyed Blue Maple Burl, African Blackwood and Holly
Dyed Teal Maple Burl, African Blackwood and Holly
Black Ash Eye Burl, African Blackwood and Holly
Padauk, African Blackwood and Holly
Below, a few pictures showing my Wine Bottle Stoppers being finished on the lathe.
above, handcrafted wine bottle stopper in progress on the lathe. Stabilized Box Elder Burl dyed teal.
Above, left stabilized natural Spalted Hackberry, right stabilized natural Box Elder Burl
More unique wine bottle stoppers coming soon!
Be sure to check out my cutting boards!