You have to start somewhere, so here we go. At this time I do not own a lathe. I got to thinking I dont need no stinking lathe. Some time back a couple of years ago my wife went on vacation, ( somewhere forgot where) any way this is what she brought me home. She had one of the locals go out back and chop it off a tree!! Oh yea it was Africa Any who , this is what I will be shaping into a pipe. Some rough out at the band saw. I cut a square tendon on the bottom, so I have have a good square grip while it is in the vise. Did a little work at the sander Now that I have a rough shape in mind I will stew on the details a bit, until I get my part in hand.