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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA

    oak root BH

    Oak root bollow hox. with keith burnes finial. 9"x 4" with ebonized cherry finial and base. The base ain't glued on yet so i can change it if you think it should be changed. I know the pic of it ain't real good,but it is supposed to look similar to the top. All c&c welcome as always.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA

    At first glance the base didn't look as exciting as the rest of the piece. After looking at it for a while though, it appears to be just fine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England
    I'd have the finial and base a lot thinner if it were me, maybe personal preference. Each piece is fine but they seem to be mismatched. If the finial came from a much slimmer base where it meets the globe and the base stem were to be a lot slimmer it would be great instead of just good.


  4. #4
    I Like It....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Hey Steve,
    I think a thinner pedestal spindle would help out, base is really nice and the finial is really great
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Abq, NM
    I like it alot! Beautiful wood and great job. To my eye, and I dont do finials..yet... I think the taper at the pedestal could be a little more the size of the finial. But then I'm chronically attracted to symmetry, hence, my newfound love for the lathe! Thanks for posting.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great looking piece. I agree that a more delicate finial and base would really make that piece stand out.
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Ya done good, Steve. I agree with the comments about making the finial and the pedestal thinner, but I like the forms. (Especially the hox. Great wood, very pleasing form, and it looks to be very nicely bollowed, too.) I'd say this is a very nice piece.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Looks good to me... since I'm not sure I could accomplish what you've done, can't offer any critique... I know at my shows, pieces like this will get lots and lots of attention.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Well I know I couldn't accomplish what he has done. I love the piece and I'm not a real fans of the very delicate pieces. Just my preference. I like the final as base as they are. THe hox looks heavy and therefore the heavier finial and base seem to fit. I really like the finish you gave it.
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