My Father-In-Law picked up a used second hand lathe and gave it to me. I picked up some tree limbs out of my back yard and tried my hand at turning some brushes. The two on the left were my first try. I am not all that happy with the first one on the left. It may not end up with a knot. The right center ended up a little longer and slenderer then what I was aiming for but this was me learning. The one on the right end my inspiration was a Civil War Bullet. I live just 40 miles south of Washington DC with Civil War history all around me. When I was a senior in high school some guys asked my father if they could use a metal detector in our front yard. They found some Civil War artifacts, a couple being bullets from that time period and gave me one. Now I have to stain/seal the wood some how. I have not decided how to do that yet. I also need to pick up some silicone adhesive so I can set the knots.