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    Making finials and learning

    Decided i would try making finials for my vessels and post some pictures.

    Pictures 1-2 are natural colored vessels with black and natural color finials
    Pictures 3-4 is a tall finial on a dyed vessel
    Picture 5 all natural vessel with natural small finial
    Picture 6 was my first attempt at making a finial and i was a little to big for the vessel but what the heck
    Picture 7 Pine vessel with small finial on a black wrought iron stand
    Picture 8 Misc projects with finials
    Picture 9 short fat vessel with natural finial on

    The tall finial in pics 3-4 was the harder because the more narrow you get with it in the lathe the more wobble/flex you get
    The shorter finials seem to be much easier to turn

    Still learning the ropes but its all in fun.............................thanks to all
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Black Finial-1.jpg   Black Finial-2.jpg   Green-1.jpg   Green-2.jpg   Natural Finial-2.jpg  

    Natural-1.jpg   Black Steel.jpg   Collection.jpg   Natural Finial-1.jpg  
    Last edited by Dan Mosley; 04-29-2010 at 03:48 AM.
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    i have seen a fair amount of tools used for turning but t a stehascope is a new one???? how do you use that in the spinny world as a tool checking for the hollow sound in the hollow vessels
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    Yep - its used for checking wall thickness....By tapping and listening carefully you can achieve consistent wall thickness from top to bottom. Just make sure the lathe is off when you try this at home........
    First you have to learn the rules - Beginner
    Then you have to learn advanced rules - Professional
    Then you disregard the rules - This takes you to the master level................

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    You have become a finial fanatic. Nice work Dan.

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