My wife and I had out 6th wedding anniversary at the end of August. The Traditional gift is Iron, modern gift is Wood. Lucky for her, that is two of my favorite hobbies! I decided to make her a Weather Station from Woodcraft. I was going to make it out of a Redbud Tree cut down from my parents place. Unfortunately my hand was broken at the time of our anniversary, so, fast forward until today. I cut the lumber from the firewood pile with an axe, hatchet, and two sledge hammers, I could not get my chainsaw to cut the lumber like I wanted it. I decided that it would be a good idea to dry the wood in my smoker. I thought that it would be a good idea, but the fire got too big when I was not looking and pretty well turned everything into charcoal. I am extremely frustrated! She is OK with what happened. I am very lucky to have a wife that understands that I am not gifted at woodwork. I told her that she could go to Woodcraft and pick any kind of lumber that she wants it made out of. I hope that I can scrape the char off of the outside of the Redbud. Man it stinks to have a hobby that you are not great at! Oh Yeah, BOOMER SOONER!!!