I pulled this nice piece of curly maple from a pile of logs at Alcoma Golf Course in Penn Hills in October of 2008.  After I roughed it out it cracked almost in half while it was drying. It was such a nice piece of wood that I didn’t want to waste it, so there it sat in the basement for over a year.  Yesterday I took it to the bandsaw and cut it in half.  I traced the profile onto a piece of walnut and then cut that out.  Tonight I glued it all back together.  Hopefully it looks good after I do the final turning.  We’ll see…