Well this was fun! After a visit with Vaughn earlier in the week, I felt ready to tackle the Four Winds, the Mighty Sea...the Tallest of Mountains!!
Yeah...right. So instead I did this. The blank had been sitting around for several years and I had a shape drawn on it...somewhat like this. Spalted curly maple about 6"x3.5" with a 1.25" base. Sanded to 800, 4 coats of Mylands then 2 coats of Renwax applied with 4-0 steel wool. Walls are 1/4" except for the bottom 1 1/2" for ballast. C&C really needed .