Salt and pepper set for Sweet Sandy Sue. The cherry pepper shaker will darken over time.
Sassafras bowl. 8″. Love the dark heartwood and the pronounced grain. Plus, it smells great while turning it!
A little scrap that I didn’t want to go to waste; more of a practice piece than anything else. With its uneven oblong shape and natural edge, definitely a knuckle-buster.
Small (4″) bowl or vase of Indiana cherry. Cherry darkens over time; this will take on a much deeper reddish hue as it ages.
Cherry 11″ plate. Wood from the crotch of a giant tree; the grain has been compressed, fractured, and tortured into crazy shimmery patterns. Someone said, “It looks like a crumpled piece of paper.” Gotta love God’s creativity.