I got Cindy Drozda's DVD on making Elegant Finials. She does a excellent job of teaching on it. I got a lot out of her DVD. Instead of a skew she does most of her work with a 3/8" spindle gouge. I have one but it is a cheap Benjamins Best. I am going to get a couple of Doug Thompsons spindle gouges for this. Anyway here are a couple of them I made after watching the DVD a couple of times. Both are just a 5/8" at the widest and 1/8" at the tops. Finished with Antique Oil.
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