The current piece is finished. This photo shows the milling of the base block halfway through, one of the last jobs on this one. Now it can go to the finished work page. Am I pleased with the way it has turned out? Yes and no. I would have hoped it would be more intergrated, but on the other hand I am quite pleased with the base and glad that I rejected some of the earlier versions.
The parts of the base, with an aluminium base plate which was later discarded.
This is how it has finished up, and it has a name – “Throat”