All wood pieces are hand turned and carved works. In most cases, I cut the wood, hauled the wood, cut the wood into "blanks' for the lathe, turned the wood while it was green, bagged the wood so that it could dry for four to six months, then turned the wood on the lather again to true it up. Every once in a while I leave the wood a little warped, just because I like it. Then I draw on the wood and carve it. After all of that I put a food safe finish on the piece.