I was digging through some photos and realized I hadn't posted this one. I finished it up a bit more than a month ago, and it sold since then. This is some local oak I got this spring. Out of 7 or 8 bowls I roughed out, this is the only one I've finished, The rest of them warped, cracked, or both so badly that I probably won't be able to get anything decent from them. This was the first oak I've turned, and it wasn't as bad as some people make it out to be, although it wasn't great, either. For grins, I darkened the wood by fuming it with ammonia. I put the finish-sanded bowl in a lidded plastic bin with a couple tuna fish cans of household ammonia and left it sealed overnight. By the next day, the ammonia smell was gone, but the wood wasn't as dark as I wanted, so I loaded up some fresh ammonia and did it for another overnight fuming. In the end, the fumed oak looked like something you'd find in a room with lots of Arts and Crafts style furniture.
I'm guessing this one ended up at about 14" wide by about 2 1/2" tall. Never did measure it before I sold it.
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Nothin' fancy...just a bowl.
Comments and critiques are welcome as usual -