Thought I'd kick off this new forum with a picture/s of a birdseye maple bowl I turned on the lathe for my wife. some of you may have seen it before...sorry.
A friend gave me a hunk of birdseye that he was saving in a much longer length to make himself a gunstock out of. It sat in his barn and the powder post beetles took up residence. He cut it into pieces for bowls and gave me a chunk. I was almost ready to part the bowl from the bottom (as it turned out saucer) when my wife came in the shop and asked me not to part it but rather leave it this way to look like a saucer....I always do as she asks, so this is how it ended up, and she loves it. Happy wife, happy life I always say.