Had to try these things!
The bodies are all of birch.
The first one has a walnut finial & basket.
The second has a purpleheart finial & basket.
The third, I used bloodwood.
The one in the middle here I tried something different. I made the basket much deeper and smaller in diameter. In fact, I made it too small and the angle to put the toothpicks in is so tight that I had to cut the toothpicks shorter just to get them in. A little more learning to go. I made the finial & basket of walnut and turned the post from a piece of cedar just to see how it would work out.
These things are a lot of fun to turn and I like trying different designs. May have to try a few more when I get the time. I envy you guys who seem to have something new to show every day.
Thanks for looking. Any comments or criticisms are appeciated.
Oh, yeah, sorry about the poor photography again!