This is a turning I did in approximately 2 hrs. It started out as a lidded box, however there was a crack in the top portion of the piece I started with. I had the bottom part turned down to the size and started on the lid when the piece blew in half. The crack was much more pronounced then what I thought. The crack does continue down through this piece and if will probably eventually break in half. I got this wood from a man up by Port Huron Michigan. He cut this tree down and was going to burn it. I happen to talk to him about ox Elder and Red and he remembered when he cut down the tree it looked almost like blood. He salvagedseveral good size pieces from the burn pile and I brought it home.
The Red color is absolutely beautiful in this piece. I have cut most of it up into 10” to12” thick pieces and sealed it so hopefully it won’t check to bad. I am going to send this to the person that got me the wood.