So here is the deal. I've built hand made wall clock cases for years ( nice clocks, regulators and such, not craft fair stuff), never had a lathe to do spindles, finials etc. and was stuck with store bought brass items or someones stock for wood items that were hard to match my project wood with.. Now I have a lathe and my interest turns immediately to reel seats. I have in stock, cherry, maple, oak, pine. I never see that anyone turns cherry seats, is there a reason ?
I'm going to be a complete newb to turning anything for a while and intend to start with a handle for a file I own that never had a handle, but that's another topic. I have no burls.