Since my ballistic egg post fell flat, I had some really cool redwood from Mike Smith...a "get well" present that was soaking wet. It rough turned in about 5 minutes, but hollowing was a pain since it was so wet, it clogged every few passes. I had to take the chuck off the lathe, hold it upside down and blow it out. 5 days of DNA and 10 days in paper wrap. Because it cut so well, I got a little excited and went way to thin...1/16" which is about as stupid as I dare get...my pens weigh more VERY light sanding to 600 and WOP x 6 coats...I may go back and wet sand with 1200 due to some orange peel. Very delicate figure...almost like mesquite, but not as tasty on the BBQ.
The base came out a little flat lift-wise but I have more!
C&C used on the next one!