I friend dropped by and left me some very old dry Box Elder. Was a bear to cut clean without tearout. Took all of my skills and I still had a little bit to sand out. I bleached it after sanding. Finished it with Krylon Fixatif which is the best finish I've found for not changing the color. I wanted the light wood to be really light. It's brighter in person than in the photo. I then sprayed it with Krylon Matte UV inhibitor. I didn't want the Matte but that's all I can get locally. Turned a sphere and ornament off the corners of the bowl blank.