This is a piece of walnut crotch I got a while back from Ambassador Larry. Nothing real fancy about the hollow form, but the wood more than makes up for it. It's sweet, sweet stuff. It ended up about 9" wide and 7 3/4" tall to the tip of the finial. This is my third finial ever. I didn't really have a plan in mind when I started the finial -- and it shows -- but it is what it is. I can see things to fix on the next one, but I'm pretty happy with this one for now. The HF was sanded to 1200 grit and finished with Formby's Tung Oil Finish. The HF and finial were buffed with Don Pencil's PL compound and followed up with Renaissance wax.
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Many thanks to Larry for the awesome piece of wood. I've got a bit more ready to be finish turned that I'll be showing pics of somewhere down the road.
Comments, critiques and suggestions are all welcome.