generous comments by my peers, thanks
Well your all very generous with your comments, thanks guys.
Tutorial,aka WIP. Seeing its finished its a bit hard, although I am looking at doing one similar in Red Mallee burl. I think have some buried in the wood heap.
Laying out if fairly simple, its done off the idexing system on the lathe and I scribed the arcs with a pencil and compass, all very low tech. Cut the initial grooves with Vee Gouge, a left over from my very early carving days. Its been 40+ years since I did any meaning full carving.
Finished off by sanding CL, very soft so it responds rapidly to sanding, then 4 coats of DO homemade brew, nothing special and gave it a light buff too finish.
Sounds easy, it is, just requires time and patience plus a steady hand in the beginning.
I am sure any of you guys could do it with a short watch and see session.