Com: Fawad :Waste of precious wood for something useless. This tree would have taken 20 years to become this log...
Com: Mike kluç : What a waste of good wood. You turn down a 1 foot log into a 6 inch table lamp with a huge knot hole? Sad...
Com: Dennis : When this guy started he didn't have a clue about what he was trying to turn.
Notice how the design changes as he goes.
Com: Alonso : What if he used a thin log and use small piece of 10" log make a whole in the center after then her glue them making stick the two sided together..
Com: David rodgers :He had to start with that big a piece to incorporate the central "shelf".
Given that the piece could not have been evenly dry and stable, it had to be taken mostly away or it would simply have split over time.
This way, at least there's a good chance it will dry without serious troubles.
I think all the negative comments came from people who don't really understand wood.
Com: James : That was a brilliant display of technical skill.
Total respect. So many negative comments on here probably from folk whose arses and elbows interchange.