Here are a few turnings that I have done so far. Nothing fancy, but have to start some where.
Picture1: from right to left, early attempt at a spindle. Then a mini baseball bat, then (most recently) an attempt at a finial.
Picture2: The mini baseball bat, from a piece of pine 2x4
Picture3: The finial and the part of the cut off of blank done on the new bandsaw. Done using a pine 4x4. This was also the first time i used the face plate on the lathe.
Picture4: you can see how my first finial kept getting smaller and smaller, in comparison to the size of the blank that I started with. The original length of the blank was about 6 1/2in.