should have rolled up sleeves
Took an hour to try to turn the rough maple blank to a cylindrical smooth blank. Every time one side is smoothed out, i realize that the other side is bulkier. After going back and forth smoothing out the lop side, the blank is getting smaller and smaller and smaller.... Reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where a tree was cut down only to be turned down into a single toothpick.
Though it wasn't as easy as the video, it was extremely therapeutic and mesmerizing. Check back in a week to see what it's transformed to.