Turning Archive 2008
Mark Mandell - Gone Round In Jersey
>Borrowed an electric chain saw (Stihl - very nice, now on The List) to do some rough trimming on the beast I posted earlier. I had just about gotten it to a rough balance when I hit what I thought was a nail, but turned out to be a 3/4" steel bar bent in a "V" that was completely grown over and concealed.
I HATE PEOPLE WHO ABUSE THEIR TREES LIKE THIS!!
After I got the bar carved out and the bolt retrimmed to a rough balance, it looks like I'll be lucky to get a 16" ball out of this. Really pissed too; the wood's got some great color and spalting as you can see in the second pic.