with my shop on the top floor it gets unbearable in there in the summer so I go to the cool forest to get my wood fix . This is a giant oyster mushroom I came across.
This is an outdoor stool I made a number of years ago. A huge cedar timber and the legs are turned mahogany. The legs have not come loose even though this piece has spent many years outside in the rain and weather. The spindles where turned slightly over sized and then I heat the tenon portion with a propane torch while it is spinning. After it is thoroughly heated and the wood has shrunk I finish turning the tenon to size, saw in a blind wedge and glue it then pound it into the socket. The relatively wet timber then shrinks around the tenon making the joint extremely tight. Every now and then I resurface the top with a hand plane so it looks fresh and smells sweet to.