…curved pieces from straight wood.
This is not normally a good idea, cutting through many fibers, exposing end-grain to let in moisture and the beginning of wood degradation. It’s what the boat builders have learned over the eons and why my sawer has some of that wood in a pile round the back for them to choose from.
The shapes and arcs are specific and so when you got the knowledge you can look through the pieces and you have visualized already just where they will go.
The boat builder can read the codes embedded and make perfect sense out of a stack of twisted branches…
But that’s not me, my desires are more general, I just want stuff that’s not straight mostly for the effect though practicality comes into play as well.
The sawer has sawn the stems I have indicated will suit me fine, to dimensions I can get to play with.
And at home I have my own wood stack out the back and decide it might be a good thing to try out with one good piece lying there some years now.Except my methods are more free-handed.I do come away about with what I expected
And the beginnings of something promising.