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I sold a wooden bottle stopper yesterday while working at the Gallery n Gifts. My customers almost always select the best wood from the selection of eight displayed. To make their decision more difficult I picked some of my more interesting blanks.

L to R
Blue box elder burl
Yellow heart
Desert Ironwood
Bloodwood
Black Ash Burl

16 coats of CA
 

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Really beautiful wine stoppers. Do you warn people that the Osage Orange will darken with age. I used Osage for predator calls and one person said that they didn't want the bright yellow one, but really liked the call. I put it in the window so that the sun hit it and sold it to him a few months later when I saw him again. šŸ˜Š He really liked the brown call.
 

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Really beautiful wine stoppers. Do you warn people that the Osage Orange will darken with age. I used Osage for predator calls and one person said that they didn't want the bright yellow one, but really liked the call. I put it in the window so that the sun hit it and sold it to him a few months later when I saw him again. šŸ˜Š He really liked the brown call.
I've stopped using Osage and select yellowheart instead. I do discuss the changes in all woods as they age.
 
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