I was given a mini-lathe last year - saved from the skip, at the last minute.
Although it's been fifty years since I last used a lathe, I was keen to have a play.
I had a nice piece of stabilised walnut, (an offcut from a Purdey gunstock), so I took a chance, hoping not to cock it up.
Also using a piece of Sambur stag antler, I ended up with this.
The knot is a 25mm Manchurian Badger, set at 52mm. The walnut has had two coats of gunstock oil, (what else could I use ), followed by Renassaince Wax to both wood and antler.
Perfect, it certainly isn't, but OK for a first attempt, I feel.