I took one of my assembled lamps to a restaurant I was frequenting a couple of years ago. The owner was in and we had developed a friendship from the time it opened about 9 years ago. She looked at the lamp and asked me how I glued all those odd shaped pieces together. I tried to explain how wood turning worked be she insisted I had glued these odd shapes together. I took a uncut blank in with all the corners and angles to show her what it looked like before I started doing lathe work. Her husband listened as I tried to explain how it was done and laughed and walked away with a huge smile on his face when she again asked me how I glued all those odd shaped pieces together. To this day she still does not and probably never will.
-- If'n I had knowed retirement was this good I'd a dun it sooner