If you like to see usable item made from wood, let me show you what I can do with some of Mother Natures' woods and my lathe. I will try to show you a wide variety of woods from around the world. I start with a piece of wood like the one below and turn it into something we can use and admire. This piece is Maple acquired from Chilliwack Hardwoods several years ago and it was very wet. It took several years to dry and stabilize before I could use it.
I was able to use this piece which you can see has a few defects in it and produce this Nut Cracker bowl
Can you believe this is the same piece of wood?
Here is my latest creation. I found a branch off of a Black Cherry. I put a glass insert in it. Now if we had a few flowers !!!
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