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Lidded Finial

Hey All,

I turned a lidded finial today that I'm pretty excited about. This is only the second thing I've ever tried to hollow. That part was easy.
Made from a 12/4" Sapele glue-up.

Was a bit tricky because in order for the grain to be continuous between bowl and lid, I had to turn it all from one blank, but the lid was turned separately about 1/2" up from the top of the bowl, to allow room for parting off the lid and turning the little spigot that holds it in place.

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copied from this photo I found online. I made horizontal reference marks from another finial I turned a few years ago that has similar proportions. I think it's a good match, but didn't have to be perfect anyway.

You can see the little bead at the bottom of the bowl in the last photo. That was probably the trickiest bit to turn, aside from getting the main curves to look pleasing.

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Very nice. Glued up oak?
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thats really nice
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Very nice. Glued up oak?
thanks. the species is called "sapele," which is sort of like mahogany, as i understand it, or maybe in the same family.
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Looks good Wombo,
Very nice job figuring it from the pic. That's a good way to do it. I think I would fill it with M & M's.
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I really like it a lot wombosi, very well done.
The first picture for some reason reminds me of
a smiling frog wearing a crown, does anyone else
see it? Mebbe it's my strange imagination
again.

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Very nicely done.
Kevin, a frog? You been smoking that stuff that grows down by the creek?
I expected the top to come off and have a bowl on a bowl.

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I really like it a lot wombosi, very well done.
The first picture for some reason reminds me of
a smiling frog wearing a crown, does anyone else
see it? Mebbe it's my strange imagination
again.
I see a frog and a price

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Looks really nice and way to pay attention to where the grain was running so that way it coordinated between lid and bottom. Nice eye to detail.
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Wow, did that turn out nice! Thanks for sharing.
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