"Drying wood naturally is a very risky process. I've used a lot of backyard wood for carving before, and it's always a bit of a gamble. A piece that is long enough for a neck is probably going to warp significantly throughout…"
"Nice spread of boxes!
One note on that thin arturo fuente though (I have one just like it): the lid has the appearance of wood, but it's actually just pressboard covered with a sheet of veneer. The lid is also pretty thick, so I'm not…"