These are those occasions when something happens that makes you stop and think what you want to do with something. In other words...going through the bottom of the bowl, cracking the wood, knocking a bit off the rim. I'm sure it only happens to me of course ( And Chuck of course which prompted me to think of this)
This is a classic example. A small walnut bowl that I went through the bottom having forgotten that I had a recess there. Left it on a shelf while I meditated on it for a week or two (forgot it) Knocked it off and snapped a bit off the rim. I plugged the hole with a small foot and a button, both ebonised and then went around the rim cutting back the chipped bit and copying the shape round the rim making the edge scalloped.
Result: One rescued bowl that would otherwise have gone on the fire and disappeared with no heating benefit as it's only 5mm thick.
Never throw something out, it can always be adapted or modified