I haven't turned much pine and after turning this I'm not sure if I'll turn much more. But this sure made my garage smell good while I was working on it. This bowl is Ponderosa Pine, 11.5" x 2.5" and finished with Briwax. The dark areas in the grain are some kind of resin, very hard, and somewhat translucent. The wood came from a tree in our town that was in the yard of an old landmark home that was recently torn down for "progress". The owners have asked me to make a few things for them from the wood. After turning a few things from this sticky, gooey wood I know why you don't see a lot of pine turnings.