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    Curly Maple on a stick

    I just finished this Hollow Form, it is 11 inches tall. Hollowing out to the sides was tricky but with some luck, the piece survived the process. The wall thickness varies from 1/8" to something under 1/4" (some areas were hard to measure).
    Mesquite pedestal
    Maple hollow form
    Muhama finial
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    thats some real nice wood yu have in there and i nice looking piece for sure
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    Dennis nice piece. and some great looking maple. Personally i would of liked to of had a base the same wood as the finial, but that's just me. I think your finial is great by the way.
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    At first I didn't notice the mismatch finial and the base but after Stephen's comment I went back for a second look. I must say that I agree with him.

    Other than that, it is a very good looking piece.

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    Curly maple on a stick

    Wish I could turn a dang finial actually I have turned a few,but they started of being bat That is beautifull work,love that figure
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    Very nice, Dennis. That's one you can be proud of. I like the way you mirrored the pedestal elements with the finial elements.
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    That is a beauty. I also like how the finial mirrors the pedestal. I also would have made them matching colors but that is just me.
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    Good lookin' chunk of wood Dennis. That form does look challenging.
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    Great looking HF!
    Very pleasing to the eye.
    I like the contrasting finial with the matching pedestal.
    Well done.

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