Turning Archive 2006

new finial *PIC*

john lucas
>I tried something else tonight. I didn't like the last finial at all. To ordinary. I decided to try this look. I think it has possibilities. I want the ball a little smaller and more taper on the upper part. I carved lines in the sides of the upper part and textured the top by pushing the carbide cutter into it. I'm also thinking about completely carving the upper part so it's more like a ribbon with carved texture running up through it. This is box elder that's been dyed black. I don't know if I'll use this but with a better finish or use some cocobolo that I've got. I like the color of the cocobolo and think it will look good with this piece but the figure in cocobolo might compete with the textured lines.

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