and now . . . the Beast
Beast n. : something formidably difficult to control or deal with (merriam-webster)
By that definition, any winged or asymmetrical turning fits into the "beast" category; so, too, does anything turned from a Banksia pod. Put them together and you have my definition of a Beast: something that involves cutting a lot of "air" - with sharp, fast moving edges full of holes and little dark projectiles of "stuff" pinging off of your face shield and flying all over the workshop.
My Beast is actually a one-of-a-kind goblet turned from Banksia pod, with an Ebony stem and African Blackwood base.
Nobody said the beast had to