This is more red ironbark eucalyptus, about 7" wide 4 1/2" tall. The collar is maple, ebonized with india ink. Sanded to 600 grit, a few coats of Formby's Tung Oil Finish, buffed with tripoli and white diamond, then hand-buffed with Renaissance Wax.
Personally, I like the inward curve on the collar to the hole...just something different, but I think I might have left the collar a bit too tall. This is just my second collared piece, so I'm still learnin'. I'd like to see your opinion.
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Critique and comments are encouraged...