I have a hard time staying away from the lathe, I really enjoy turning. I had a little extra time one morning in the shop so wanted to turn something. During a thunderstorm recently a Bradford Pear tree at my parent's was damaged. I picked a few pieces out of the log pile to make things out of.
I had watched videos of people turning mushrooms as practice. I grabbed a piece of the bradford pear and put it between centers on the lathe. The bradford pear turns wonderfully with the wood still being green (wet). It was a lot of fun.