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    just the basics

    nothin special,just needed a turning fix. Not sure if it needs a finial or not,so i'll add a pic of it with and with out,and let ya all decide. The finial is just something i had sitting around that happen to fit.Click image for larger version. 

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    Personally I like it without but I'm not a big filial person so <grain of salt>.

    Its sort of a neat conjunction of refined shape with the wild grain giving it a hint of rustic, I think the filial detracts from the latter part of it for me.

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    Ryan i think i like it better with out also. Just thought i'd give folks a choice.

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    I don't particularly like finials. Looks better without in my opinion.
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    I agree on this piece. The finial is too elegant (nice job on it) for the rustic look. Great turning though.
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    I like the way it looks without. Very good looking piece.
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    Without +1

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    I also like it without. Man, that crazy swirly grain and chatoyance looks great. Is it maple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    I also like it without. Man, that crazy swirly grain and chatoyance looks great. Is it maple?
    Thanks all. John yea it's a old piece of maple that's been being kicked around the shop for over a year.It had that rotted out knot in it and i wasn't sure what to do with it. So finilly i decided to get it off the floor and use it.

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    Steve I agree I do like the finial but that piece has a rustic look to it so the finial wouldn't work for me but that is just me Steve.
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