I wanted to make my wife a Valentine’s Day present. My thought was to wood turn some kind of back massage device. I found a nice piece of maple firewood and wood turned the most common shape I found for a back roller. At one point, the wood came off the lathe and hit me in the face. I was wearing my face shield so I was ok. I would highly recommend wearing all safety equipment and following all safety rules while wood turning. I put finish on it while it was turning slowly on the lathe. My wife is enjoying her new back roller.