Just another plain jane bowl. The wood is the real story here. It is called Red Photinia. Where I live it is used widely for hedges. Normally doesn't grow over about 10' tall with a trunk in the 3-4" diameter. This one in my yard grew to about 30' tall with a base diameter of about 9". Doing the roughout of this green wood was grueling. It is a very dense wood. It has a tendency to grab the tool and take it for a spin. I broke a tool handle on this one. I also put a 5" crack in the bowl which has been glued. The lathe guard will definitely be in place when I try to finish it in anticipation of it blowing up. And dang it, I have 2 more pieces to turn. #turnedwood#woodturning#woodbowl#woodworking#devilswood#helpmehelpme
1st step is to rough turn all of the blanks. They still have all the water in them from the tree. I leave them about 1" thick and dry them for quite a long time. Then will come turning to the final thickness,sanding, and finishing. Loads of fun turning green(wet) wood.
A favored plate given to #bbg62 as a small token of appreciation for providing the maple, cherry, and alder.