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post #1 of 7 Old 10-23-2010, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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new finial

hi all.
just realized this woodturning section was here. i've been using diychatroom for a few years. nice to know there's a woodturning forum.

anyway, i turned this finial the other day for my newell post.

patterned after a photo i saw online that i liked. got it pretty close.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-23-2010, 06:18 PM
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very nice

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That really fit in well. Nice job.

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nice work, welcome to the forum! what is that, looks like walnut, but not sure if it is a rosewood?
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Welcome Wombi,
Nice finial. My first house had a staircase with a boxed newel very similar to that. Your finial would make a nice lidded box. You could hide some M&M's in there or something like that.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-23-2010, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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thanks fellas.

@brown down - it's sapele, with a coat of tung oil on it (still wet on the photo). it's much darker now.

@firehawk - yes, a great idea. i had made a smaller version as a gift for someone last christmas. will likely do it again this year in this size and profile.


FYI: my lathe is a 1956 delta 1460. great little spindle lathe, but i'm really itching for something like an oliver 20D, something i can turn 8' porch posts with, etc...
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Welcome! Beautiful newell post. You won't be pulling a Clark Grizwold on that anytime soon.
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