I normally don't post anything here until I've run it by some of the more "established" turners on this site. One of those turners told me he liked it so I'll post it here, thanks Chuck. A couple of weeks ago a very good friend sent me a box of Olive wood blanks off his property. This Olive wood is 150 years old and I have to admit, the first stopper I turned blew up in my face, thankfully I was wearing my shield. But number 2 came out pretty nice. I don't think I've ever turned wood that created ribbons as much as this did, it's wonderful to turn but it does require some work up front, like filling in the fissures with CA. The bottle stopper is a Niles Bourbon stopper. Thanks for looking.