These reel seats were just completed today. I am picky on the wood to be turned, so I look to find attractive wood. Even at that once you start the project there is no way to know exactly what the color and grain will be when completed. I am happy with all of these. The burled inserts are from Maple, Rosewood and Amboyna
The hardware is just sitting on the seat

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