here you can see where the recess blew out
this piece of maple has been banging around the shop for a couple of years... rock hard, didn't owe me a thing, but I chucked it up anyway...
pretty grain, eh?
I was working on the lip when I had a catch and it went skittering across the floor. I may save it and try again, but I just got word friends of mine took a tree down today... I get fresh wood tomorrow! woohoo!