Yep, I named this piece "Pain" as it was a "Pain" to rough out (lots of bark inclusions), it was a "Pain" to keep, as it dried out way to fast and checked like crazy, it was a "Pain" to work, as the mighty skew wanted to catch on EVERYTHING, it was a "Pain" to get a nice finish cut on the outside, as there is som much going on, it was a "Pain" to sand, as it was hard in some spots, soft in others, and moved around a fair bit........... yep it was a "Pain"
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Sorry, the pics suck, I'm getting my light tent set up soon!
More Ginko wood, it started as an exercise in using the skew, but the wood had so much going on, I had to finish it.
I'm not really pleased with the form, it's OK, but not really classic or elegant. The cap is walnut, hollowed out to about 1/8" thin, and boy is it flexible
Finished with two coats of sanding sealer, two coats of lacquer and then buffed and waxed.
About 8" tall I guess.
Thanks for looking.