This is a beautiful hand made bottle stopper and corkscrew combination sure to wow your guests and is made from Lead wood. The wine stopper is shaped like a wine cask and had the bands burned onto the wood while turning on the lathe.
Each piece is produced by hand on the lathe to the highest standard. The beauty in this colourful wood adds a touch of class to any dinner party as well as being a useful everyday item.
This is a beautiful, high quality and functional item. It is a must for anyone, whether a wine connoisseur or not. The heavy-duty corkscrew is stored inside the bottle stopper when not in use. The design features 3 special O-rings making it adaptable to almost any bottle.
About the process
A piece is selected from seasoned wood for its grain and colour. They are carefully cut to show the best grain . The wood is turned to size then sanded through 5 different grits of sand paper.It is then rubbed with danish oil to bring out the beautiful grain then rubbed with a bees wax mix before completing with the premium fittingsHandcrafted items make great gifts! You can give them to friends and family for their anniversary, birthday, graduation or wedding. If you like the style, but would rather have a different wood, or a different design in the same wood please feel free to ask. You can see from my other listings of pens etc what type of woods i use.
The tallest of all South African bush-willows, the leadwood grows some 20m high. These slow growing trees mature as magnificent specimens with a greyish appearance and a spreading canopy. Long-living some have been dated at over 1,000 years old. They occur in the warm dry bushveld along rivers and watercourses. The heartwood is dark brown in colour with blackish streaks. Weighing 1,130kg/m3 at a SG of 12% the timber is hard, heavy and durable. It sandpapers well and takes varnishes and oils well to come up with a high lustrous finish. It needs sharp tools. It is difficult to use for furniture but is well suited to turning and carving and has even been used for machine bearing. The wood is so hard that Africans made blades for their hoes before metal became available.
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I appreciate you taking the time to look at my handmade bar set, and i am grateful for every customer i receive. I hope you fall in love with your one of a kind set whether it is for you or as a gift.
Every piece I sell is made in my shop by me. Each is handmade and great care is taken. If you ever have an idea or a custom order please contact me.