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Thread: My version of Pete's finial hollow form

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee

    My version of Pete's finial hollow form

    I just saw Pete's hollow form... mine isn't quite so sophisticated, but it's my first attempt and I'm not unhappy about it.

    The finial/lid is a small glue up of bloodwood, purpleheart and walnut that I originally had planned to use as a stem for a wine glass.. the hollow form is red oak. I think I got the walls nearly even and smooth inside.. about 1/4 inch thick.

    I had a small hole in the top that I filled with sawdust and CA.. the sawdust turned out lighter than the sorrounding wood.
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Tampa & NC

    My version of Petes finail hollw form

    WOW,again another beautifull piece

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England
    Don't know about not so sophisticated, different but that isn't bad. The shape you have got the hollow form is arguably harder to do than the rounder form I do as it is difficult to get under the shoulder. If I am going to be picky I would suggest that you make the finial a bit thinner. Having said that it's a matter of design and personal taste. If you put a leg on it that can make a huge difference to the overall look of it, sort of makes it all come together.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great looking piece. Design is good and I would have made the finial more delicate. For a first it looks great.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Very nice, Chuck. I like that one a lot.
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