I was reading about Paul's good fortune and was wondering.... How do you go about cutting bowl blanks? I know that it depends on many factors here but in general, How do you cut for a particular size log? I also understand you have to know what shape you want to turn. Up the street there is some chunks of what I believe is norfolk pine that are about 18-20" by about 2-3' long. They have been on the ground for a few months now and think I'll talk to the owner about taking it away for him. The max my lathe will swing is 14"