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    maple ring holder (with a special barley twist)

    just mineral oil at this point, trying to figure else what other finish I should use... 5 1/2 tall by 1 3/4 wide. Critique please!!!




    then I fiddled around on photoshop and got this. which is better?

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    Impressive!

    I'm assuming it is a carved finial?

    VERY nice job!
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    Very neat spiral top etc. Question on the dimensions... Diameter, height, etc. Thanks for the posting and pictures.

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    Great looking piece Ben. Is the finial carved? What are the measurements of this piece? Well done.
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    Very nice, Ben!!!
    I prefer the one you lightened with Photoshop.

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    Wow! Looks like an onion with an auger bit sticking out from the top.

    How much time did you spend carving the finial?

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    its 5 1/2 tall by 1 3/4 wide and the lid alone is about 3 1/2 tall. inches that is. well it is carved... in a cheating type way. I used my dremel with a sanding drum attachment. Didnt take too long once I started doing it that way... I was fiddling around with filing it by hand and experimenting with other dremel attachments so its hard to say how long it took...

    thanks

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    Wow, you did the finial by hand? I was guessing you used a router and a jig (and a dozen or so blown-up attempts). Very nice work, Ben.
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    Awesome Ben !

    Great box, but the barley twist really puts it over the top ! I like the photoshop enhanced pic a lot better than the others. Your Dad had said your turning has progressed a lot but I think he underestimated.
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    Great Ben, a carved finial wow, what a patient.
    Had first the idea it was turned with using a spiral technic.

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