FLame Box Elder with custom Finial

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jonjon

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Tried my hand at a flame box elder JR Gent with a custom finial. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Like most of my pictures I feel it looks better in actuality.

I did learn one lesson turning the finial ---getting your knuckle too close to spinning pen jaws hurts.
 

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Wow, Jon !! . That wood is extremely nice !! . And you have turned/finished it beautifully !!

Did you knock out the original finial piece ? . If so, please tell us how you did that. . I am at the point where I would like to try making some custom finials like you have done here.
 

jonjon

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Wow, Jon !! . That wood is extremely nice !! . And you have turned/finished it beautifully !!

Did you knock out the original finial piece ? . If so, please tell us how you did that. . I am at the point where I would like to try making some custom finials like you have done here.



I drilled a hole the approximate size of the outer rim in a piece of wood. This allows the finial to be punched out. I used a harbor freight punch on the back side of the finial. It just takes a couple of taps with a hammer and it pops right out. Without the finial in place the top gives a perfect sizer for turning the new wooden finial.


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