Since Barry posted his Mark Cothren-inspired walnut bowl, I figured I should come clean, too. Jeff Bower got me thinking in this direction, and Mark's recent chunky bowls pushed me over the edge. So I'm admitting to blatantly stealing their ideas and running with it.
This one is red eucalyptus with some neat curl. I'm guessing it's about 12" x 7" or so. (It's set up in a display 30 miles from here, and although I wrote down the dimensions, I can't find my notes.) The ends are rough cut (chainsaw and bandsaw). I shaped the bottom a bit to put it on a foot and raise the edges off the table, but I intentionally left the bottom rough. The finish is buffed Formby's Tung Oil Finish with more of Don Pencil's PL compound. (No buffing on the rough parts.) LOML likes this one a lot.
So...thanks for the inspiration Mark and Jeff. I did another one in jacaranda (it's not as nice as this one but I'll show it sooner or later), and will likely continue to run with the idea when the right blanks present themselves.
Comments and critiques and finger pointing and giggling are all encouraged.
BTW Jeff...now I've done a thick bowl, it's time for you to do a thin one.