Bubinga! (not to be confused with Bazinga)

Got the heater cranking up in the shop after work… and by the time my fingers warmed up, I’d prepped 5 blanks, turned this one,… and my toes were freezing. I think the space heater needs company, in the form of one of these guys.

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:

Click for details: Bubinga bottlestopper

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.


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