This is just a quick drive by on this post.
Recently a good wood working buddy named Candy gave me some of the ugliest wood you've ever seen. As some of you know, I love ugly wood though. The ugliest wood usually yields the prettiest pieces.
This is different views of the same piece.
This is persimmon. You may can tell that is has a lot of what looks to me like beetle or termite tracks. It created though a very interesting maze of crack, holes and voids.
This is only a small piece. I have a couple of larger pieces she gave me to do some bowls with later. I only had a little time today to mess with it and wanted to see how it would turn out. It is only about two and three quarters inches in diameter and about four inches tall.
It is finished with boiled linseed oil.