Tis the season

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Project by Craig Havran posted 10-22-2012 01:35 PM 1408 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I gave both hollowing and finials a shot on my latest project. The bulb is a piece of spalted something or another (feel free to tell me), and the top and finial are both reclaimed Maple from a basketball floor that had been replaced. The walls of the bulb are just shy of 1/4” and eventually I think I should get them down a little more, but I think the first project is very important that you have a finished product so 30 years down the road you can see how far you’ve come. The bulb was finished with sanding sealer and 4 coats of spray lacquer using 4/0 steel wool in between coats. The finial and top were finished with 4 coats of Polyshades Glossy Black poly. Thank you for looking. Stay safe friends. -Craig

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 10:31 PM

Nice work! I like the look of the black finials.

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 01:00 AM

Craig, that is a just an elegant piece you have created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is the total length of the piece and diameter of the bulb?


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 01:37 AM

Thanks for the compliments. I always appreciate you guys.

Jim, it measures right at 6” long and 2” in diameter. Neither of those measurements were planned, but now that I know that, I think it’s kinda cool that I’ve got the whole 1/3 rule in there.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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