Well ordered a DVD from Brian McEvoy on doing two piece HF's. Sure does make things easier and is a lot of fun to do. These are turned in two pieces and then glued together. The key is getting the glue line perfectly flat. I used a machinest square. If they are not perfect you can see the line and if you do get it perfect you will have to look for the line. The poplar with the walnut collar and foot is 9 1/2" X 3 1/2". The walnut is 11 1/2" X 4 1/2". They are finished with several light coats of deft lacquer.
By the way these are already sold and haven't even got the final coats on yet. A lady came into the Arts Center where I have my turnings dislplayed and saw the picture the Director had taken of the six I took down. She wanted two. So e-mailed her a pic's and she said she would pick them up when done. I said don't you want to know the price and she just said I know you'll be fair. So the poplar I quoted $65 and the walnut $95. She said fine.
Oh and I got Brian's newest DVD on embellishments. So will hopefully give pyrography, piercing, and airbrushing a go.
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