This is another chunk of ash root ball from my neighbor's firewood pile. He gave it to me because he couldn't split it. Like some other pieces I got from this same tree, the roots engulfed a piece of lumber. My guess is that it was a redwood stake driven into the ground next to the tree when it was young.
The finished bowl is about 14" wide and 6 1/2" tall. Finished with Antique Oil and spray lacquer. I was reluctant to buff the inside, so I rubbed out the finish going through all the Micro Mesh grits. I started the outside with Micro Mesh, and finished it up with the tripoli and wax buffing wheels.
Sorry, I had a lot of pics to choose from, and couldn't decide which ones to post, so I'll do all of 'em.
As always, comments and critiques are appreciated -