My daughter and I were at one of my fave places in the world a few weeks ago, Woodcraft! http://www.JacksonvilleWoodcraft.com
Love that place. I just wanted to pop in to pick up some lacquer they were holding behind the counter for me. Short trip, right? Until, she…SHE, not ME, spots some wood that she wants. Granted it was beautiful, expensive, but beautiful. “Mom I need you to make a bobby pin holder out of this.” What the heck? A bobby pin holder out of expensive exotic wood? Ya kidding? So, of course, the wood came home.
You'd think there would be math involved with making this vessel. Nope, just a good eye and sharp tools.
There was some wood left over. Maybe this would be the math part. What to do with it?
I looked at the remaining stub and started working. A tiny bowl emerged. But wait, there's still more wood...just a smidge, but enough to do something. Jewelry! A pretty pendant was the end result.