Sometimes you just can't bear to throw them in the burn pile!I had the exterior of this little spalted maple piece done and was hollowing it when that ugly crack opened up. I kept hollowing, thinking I would probably just blow it up (the hollower was jumping with every rotation when it hit the crack … usually an omen for failure). It held together, so I finished it.It is 5 inches in diameter … finish is 3 coats of Danish Oil.
I've been working on employing pyrography on some of my turning projects.This platter (11-1/2” in diameter) is White Ash, which (IMHO) is a tough wood to burn on. The summer growth in the annular rings is soft, while the winter growth is so hard it is hard to control the depth the pen is burning, and stay on line.