John K Jordan
These are some stoppers I made with the new and older Ruth Niles hardware. I took these to Italy the end of September to give as presents. (The security inspector at the airport asked me if I had some concrete anchors or somesuch in the backpack - I offered to give him one but he said it wasn't permitted, although I could tell he really wanted one!)
These are made from ebony, zebra wood, osage orange, dogwood, tulip rosewood, olive, cocobolo, persimmon, and cherry (I think).
The two from olive with the new hardware were made from a piece of olive wood an Italian friend gave to me on the last trip, so I made those to give to him!