I have just recently started trying to turn stoppers. I thought I would play around with the silicone first before delving into a more expensive kit. These are 2 of the most recent ones. I am unsure what the wood is on the first. The second is homebrew PR. It would probably win an ugly stopper contest if we had one, lol. It was one of those that just wouldn't take the shape that I wanted and kept getting smaller and smaller. So, it ended up as it is. Guess that is my inexperience showing.