First of all Happy New Tear to all and at the same time I'm pleased to announce that Donkey Hody, also known as Andy, has been chosen by our Forum Contributors as January's Contributor of the Month. Andy has made numerous contributions to this forum but one that caught our Contributor's eyes was his recent tutorial on how to make a checkerboard bowl. Both a great tutorial and an outstanding finished product. He's followed that up with a set of salt/pepper shakers just in the last couple of days. Congratulations Andy and thanks.