I finally figured out the picture posting here. Not that it's any different than smc, just didn't have the right software to resize. Thanks to all that helped. Now be prepared to be inundated with pictures .
I don't know if y'all have had the opportunity to see any of Jimmy Clews turing videos yet. In my opinion, he's one outstanding turner/artist/teacher. I have all four of his videos and watch them over and over.
Attached are some pics of a piece of maple with a little burl and some brass rod. Jimmy made one on his video from walnut and silver. I thought I would try to make one similar. Of course, his is like a gagillion times better.
I finished it with tung oil. It's about 11-1/2" x 2"
Please tell me what you think, good or bad.