Okay, thought it was time to try a few of these and there seems to be no limit to the designs I've seen so I was able to let my creativity run amok. Quite liked making these.
Here's a shot of the five I've done so far. As you can see I tried to make each one unique. Just looking for a shape I like.
And here's a better view of the larger one. You may not be able to make it out but the center strip of wood is purpleheart. It doesn't show up very well as there is just a small amount visible against the walnut in the center. Of course the top is where the purpleheart really shows up but none of the pictures I took lets you see it very well. A photographer I'm not!
Any comments, critcisms or suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for looking!