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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby VinnyLuciani » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:05 pm

Fantastic photo sequence Robin!! Thanks
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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby Terry Scott » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:44 am

A lot of items need to be considered when making a finial
1/wood contrast : does it need to be made from the same timber or a contrast
2/proportions :I tend to make 5 or 6 finials for each piece so have plenty of samples to pull out of the draw and sit on a work to help me decide
3/crispness to detail : over sanding can ruin the overall visual impact
4/Is the finial to be practical or decorative
5/The finish can often determine if a finial looks part of a vessel or an attachment.
I am certainly no master of the finial so the decision is often made not to add one

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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby hughie mackay » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:23 pm

These tips are worthy of a composite article for the magazine, what do you think?
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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby Bernie Weishapl » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:24 pm

Wow what a collection of info. So many idea's to work with. Robin thanks for the pic's that helps a lot and look forward to your article.
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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby George Van Beynen » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:58 am

Thanks for starting this thread Tim, and to those that contributed, it resulted in a most informative tutorial.

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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby Raymond Sanderson » Wed May 01, 2013 10:56 pm

Like the question as its an area I try work in from time to time. I some how feel though the answers got away from the original question being "How do you turn it all from one piece or seems to be one piece" I gather you mean the same wood.

Like the other answers I have only done them (finials) with contrasting timbers mainly because of the look factor pleasing to the eye.

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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby Ronald G Campbell » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:21 am

Hello Hello is Keith Burns home. I too have turned with Keith and I love the way his finials meet with the vessel. I would like to hear his take on this too. Yes some great ideas here
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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby Lou Kinsey » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:10 pm

Thanks Robin! Those photos and explanations are a spot on follow up after your demo in Memphis, I remembered most of it but I love having cheater photos:-) now if I can just get around to the trying it.

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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby Bill Wyko » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:40 pm

i'll be giving that 2 tone finial a try real soon. I like that effect. As for my finial work, almost always 2 pieces then a final cut if possible to blend the 2 or just some sanding to do the blending.

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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby hughie mackay » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:28 pm

Bill Wyko wrote:i'll be giving that 2 tone finial a try real soon. I like that effect. As for my finial work, almost always 2 pieces then a final cut if possible to blend the 2 or just some sanding to do the blending.


I get a few two piece finials especially after the last cut. :lol: I guess they really aren't my forte.
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Re: Question about Lids and Finials

Postby Dick Kelly » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:16 am

I've been her less than 2 weeks and this thread has already made the site worth the price of admission


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