|Wood moves. This is a great big crack in a very pretty piece of spalted ash.
|It might be possible to glue and clamp this to hide the crack but I decide it is just not worth the time and hassle. Firewood.
|Meanwhile this piece of black cherry appears to have some surface checks that should easily turn away. Keeper.
|In fact, there are a few keepers on the top shelf.
|On the middle shelf were an osprey needing work, in front of it the future stand for the osprey, a dragon awaiting its wings, and a sea turtle in butternut. Off to the carving box.
|Actually, the osprey did not fit so he gets a bowl home. In front is a great illustration of what not to do. I must have tried for a little larger bowl from this piece of black cherry that was smart. In other words, I left too much of the heart wood in it. As it is, fruit woods are prone to checking. However, I should be able to turn past the split and save a smaller bowl. Keeper.
|A better look at the crack and the grain.
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