I am still working on the finish for this. Some curly maple from a member of another forum. 10x8/4 stock that I started with 5 of and now have 3. Fun stuff to turn. I wanted a burn line or a bead to separate the rim from the plate but it didn't happen. See new tools to facilitate this in a post later. Rim is dyed black, sanded down, orange, sanded down and red x 2 coats. Finish is Minwax Gloss WoP that Les Elm has made famous on pens. As soon as we unpack...I'll try it on a pen. 8 1/2 x 1/8 with a beaded bottom. Bottom foto is w/o finish. Little glossy for me, but I hope to knock it down with some o4 steel wool. And pic from my new photo tent!! C & C welcomed!