> A very old log was found in a pond (thousands of years old) and this
> guy gets to turn it into bowls... I wonder how the wood works.
> Sounds interesting, and I would like to see more pictures than they
Thanks for the link Moshe - the age is surely impressive and brings to
mind how the world was then and what changes have taken place while that
log lay buried for so long, but, to my eye, it's not very attractive.
A couple summers ago, a Douglas Fir died in the park across the street
from our house and needed to be taken down. The ring count was something
on the order of 200 years, IIRC. It was amazing to me, that a little
seedling was taking hold where I was standing as Lewis and Clark were
making their way along the Columbia River.
Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild
Tips fer Turnin': Place a sign, easily seen as you switch on your lathe, warning you to remove any and all rings from your fingers. Called degloving, extended hardware can grab your ring and rip it off your finger. A pic for the strong of stomach: <www.itim.nsw.gov.au/go/objectid/2A3AC703-1321-1C29-70B067DC88E16BFC/i...>
Besides, rings can easily mar the surface of a turning as you check for finished smoothness.