Firstly I'm sorry to say I'm not keen on the finial, but I understand the need for it as a knob. Can't think of a more suitable alternative.
Secondly it's fantastic, what a finish! Very attractive oval. Brilliant.
Hi John B
i love this and i like the finial, i have just picked up four bowling balls and was looking for a bit of insperation as to what to do with them i think you may have just given it to me.
With your permission i think i would like copy your idea or at least use it as a pattern, any chance of a bit more detail as to how you went about turning it, especially the initial holding method did you use a screw chuck to start it off.
I think you have made a fantastic job of this and i only hope i can do simular justice to mine.
Bleddy Auld show off ,can you not make something that is not attractive and lovely to look at :?: :?: What a superb finish as well. Wish I could hire a train and send you all my scrap .
Really lovely piece John .