Some time ago I bought a block of spalted beech, mainly because it seemed fairly cheap and I was on a spending spree in a wood turning suppliers.
I was making a little lidded box in spalted beech. All was going well enough but as I came to hollow the lid I managed a nasty catch which sent it flying and damaged the finished exterior. I gave up in frustration at having gotten so far and then irrecoverably screwed up.
Or so I thought at the time, it was certainly true of my skill level and experience at the time that I could see no way to fix what I had done. However I came back to it with fresh eyes and new experience and realised that I could at least try to recover the piece.
At the HWA meeting in February Mark Baker demonstrated an interesting arched stand with finialed box.
I'm getting to spend more of my own time on my wood working projects. Well I say 'projects' but it's really just practice, and I really need it! I am sometimes enormously frustrated by the mistakes I continue to make