I started a pen for the LOML earlier, but it needs a little adjustment and I'm out of CA right now. (the tip won't stay in the barrel). SO I grabbed a chunk of that ash from the neighbor. For those who suggested that I paint the ends... too late, the center is pretty punky already (and it was when I got it)
I found out the hard way... when the log I was turning started wobbling. I managed to turn off the lathe before it got Too exciting. I poked a screwdriver in the center and it went all the way in the length of the blade. Scratch that log...
SO I decided to grab a much more recent chunk of Maple which I picked up last week. I trimmed off a decent length and put it on the lathe between centers. A half an hour or so later, It told me that it was a Bonker. After a break for dinner I wound up with this:
he he he
here it is right after dinner.