Having just moved and not feeling like much of anything for other illness related matters, a friend of mine got me on the lathe again. First is a HF from some wood Vaughn tossed in my truck. It really did look totally different with the bark on, but this is what came out. I just finished taking the bottom off a minute ago and finishing it, but these pic's show it as it sits. I really felt like a strong piece should come out, so the more angular shape is something I liked. Some nice checking allowed me to "espresso-fill" the small cracks. I really think it added to the whole thing. 5x5 with 5 coats of Formby's tung oil.
Next is a first x3. First Claro walnut, first finial (no...I've never done one before) and first at an even 1/8"all around. There is no finish yet...infact the whole thing isn't done...just wanted to get it out there, just sanded to 600. Finial is Fresnoby...my wife's term for cherry colored with a Sharpie in Fresno!! She is so cool!! I'm on tung oil kick so I think this one will get the same. Hope you guys/galls like em...C&C encouraged.