I glued up some Cocobolo blanks from LV so that I could try it out. I love this wood as it has such a shine to it when it is buffed out. Anyways I hollowed this out the best that I could and made a cap for it and one spike for the top. I have another one to make for the bottom , but I am not sure if I like the color contrasts or the materials that I am using. (Horse chestnut and ornimental cherry) I am still on the fence with regards to the design too of the cap and finnel. Any suggestions? Comments? I appreciate the input. I was thinking of building an external stand for it.