Gary is preparing this piece of Redwood Lace for mounting on the lathe. Gary harvests all of his wood from his Mountain property in Soquel.
Since Gary lives where he harvests his wood, he is sensitive to his environment. The property was logged 125 years ago, and the massive stumps that were left are where he gets most of his wood. Many of his turnings come from these ancient tree stumps which average between 500-1000 years old.