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    Finial Box

    Well I have sat and viewed Cindy Drozda's Fabulous Finial Box for a couple of days and decided yesterday was time to get down to business. This is my version of the box she made on her DVD. It is mahogany with a maple inlay and maple foot. Box hollowed out to 3/16" thick walls. It is finished with lacquer and buffed. Overall 5 1/4" tall and 3" across. I was really quite pleased for my first try. I have several idea's for several others as time permits. Sorry for the pictures as I had to take them fast as my work just called me out and my tent is down because of painting the room. Comments welcome.
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    Bernie W.

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    Cutest little thing that I have seen in a long time.

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    Looks like the lessons stuck. That's a fine looking box, Bernie.
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    Wow! man, if this was your first try I wonder what we will see on your tenth piece.

    Maybe the guys that do flatwork, (including myself) should take the challenge
    and start posting more projects! You round minded guys (no offence intended) are too good for us!

    I'd like to see more...
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    I love the box and finial, Bernie. And the contrasting Maple. I'm not sold on the foot though. I'm not sure if it seems too small, or too tall... or both.
    Billy B.

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    Looks to me like the pics don't do this piece justice!

    I've ordered her DVD, can't wait!
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    Thanks for the comments. That one was fun. If you don't have her DVD's they are great. She not only shows you how but explains every step she does. Her first one is making the finial and the second one is making the whole thing. Stu you are going to love it. She is definitely one of the demo's I am going to go see at the AAW Symposium in Richmond in June.
    Bernie W.

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    Very nice, Bernie. In fact beautiful!

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    Wow Bernie .... this is pretty nice. I'll bet there's a lot more work in this than a person might think just from looking at it. I'll bet that "I was really quite pleased" might be a bit of an understatement? Maybe a bit of a "Yippee!" or a "Woo-Hoo!" escaped when the last bit of polishing was done?

    cheers eh?

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    While you're no Cindy Drozda - let's face it, she's much cuter - that is a real beautiful turning, Bernie!

    Nicely done.

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