It has been suggested by several friends a blog site would be both fun and useful. The fun part apparently is learning what the heck html and all that website / blog language is. Latin was easier! As to the useful issue, the site gives us a chance to interact when it is convenient. Working with wood in one form or another is something I have done for over 40 years. It has evolved from refinishing antiques to furniture making to woodturning. Recently my woodturning projects have involved large and unusual pieces of wood. The stumps, roots, crotches and burl wood are all sources. Many of the final pieces have bark inclusions, because of the challenge to keep it together as the piece ages and the simple beauty of the contrasting layers that make up a tree. Enjoy the pictures and please feel free to comment whether you like something or not or simply have a suggestion.