Steve's post about rough-turning a bowl too thin prompted me to show you one of my latest. This is a shallow cherry bowl that I roughed too thin, so by the time I got it trued back up after drying, it was getting kind of thin. It developed a crack along the edge during the process; I should have been using my bowl steady because the vibrations did it in. Anyway, I decided to trim a couple inches off the edge to get rid of the crack. Obviously, it didn't go as planned:
It's a shame, since this was a very pretty piece of cherry crotch wood. I'm thinking of displaying this one in my booth at the next show. Should be good as a conversation starter.