Turning Archive 2005
>Hi Ken, welcome to woodturning design......I think some of the things you added to the box were afterthoughts, and they usually don't work well that way. Each individual unit is attractive standing on its own, but they don't work well together.
The box form itself is simple: I would leave it that way with no further ornamentation. The grain of the wood is enough. The finial seems to just sit on top, and doesn't tie in with the form, in this case, I would remove it.
I think a spherical form would work with the base...maybe you could turn a couple of forms to see what you like. It's a good thing you are experimenting with form....keep it up!