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    Wood and Stone

    This is my first attempt at turning a lidded box and first attempt at using stone and wood. I didn't have a "Chunk" of cocobolo big enough to turn anything so as you can tell I stacked pieces. Next time I will try staved.

    I decided I don't like the knob on top the lid in stone. I thought it had to be stone but after finishing I think it may have been better wood.

    I'd appreciate you input on what and how to improve. This is pretty knew to me. I have a lot to learn so please fire away.
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    It all looks fine. The knob is fine also. Only comment on downside might be that, from the pics, the knob looks like a darker material than the ring.
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    WOW!
    Very nice for your first attempt Paul.
    Well done!

    Les
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    Improve what that is great as is IMHO

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    Very nice! Good design and the materials look great.

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    Sweet! I like the stone knob myself, but think it'd look nice with wood, too. What kind of stone did you use?

    I don't see much to critique...the finished surface looks great (no sanding or tool marks), the curve in the domed lid looks just right (to me, anyway) and the outside form fits the function. You even did a pretty good job of getting the grain lined up in your stack of wood.
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    THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!
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    Paul i like every thing about it. i think the stone finial looks great and i woun't change it for nothin. How if you had shown a wood finial i'm sure i would of liked that also. Great work and keep the pics coming.
    Steve

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    Paul that is beautiful.

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    Hi,

    I became so interested in the shape and color that I didn't even think about the stacking part. I like the stone knob.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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