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    Finished the finish

    Left un-finished before my vacation, this is a Claro HF...no particular shape. Fresno ebony which is Sharpie'd cherry. My first finial...a poor transition from the mouth to the base and doesn't taper well to the tip...Oh well. 4 coats of gloss poly. About 5x2. Any C & C is appreciated and needed
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    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    Nuttin' wrong with that taper, or any other part of it. Lookin' fine from here.
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    Jim nothin wrong with that especially for a first finial. Now if i may? I think that the flare at the base needs to be thinner at the thin end.Also thinner at the very top. Now that's just me so take it with a grain of salt. All in all it's a great piece.
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    That's a fine-looking hollow form there, Jim. Not much to critique...you've already spotted the things I would have mentioned, and that's all stuff that gets better with repetition. I think you'll find that tight-grained woods like ebony or African blackwood are easier to get thinner and more detailed finials out of than cherry.

    I'm guessing there's only so much of this "resting up" stuff a woodworker can do before the call of the shop begins to drown out everything else.
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    Nice, Jim
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it looks just fine to me...

    You might want to ask Rennie how he does his ebonizing. I saw some of his G&G work with some wood he ebonized and it looked so much like Ebony it was freaky. I think it was a 2 step process.

    Just something to look into.

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    Looks great from here Jim.
    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Nuttin' wrong with that taper, or any other part of it. Lookin' fine from here.
    Jim I don't see what you are worried about. The finial is on the HF like you would expect a lid to sit on the "pot", then it goes up smoothly.

    Get well man!

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    Thanks all! Steve, that was the transtion I was talking about...looks like a smoke stack to me. Brent, we'll see if Rennie can offer any hints for the process. Back to the shop!
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