I finally got inspired after our monthly guild meeting to turn one of the larger chunks of that Japanese cherry that I recived. Stu I agree I love this wood as the colors and grain are stunning. Ok I tried something different in the design and look but this is what the bowl said to me ( if that makes any sence). I am not too sure that i should listen to the wood but I do. I am still not happy with the bases yet and when I get ( or make) a jumbo jaw set then I am hoping to re turn that foot off and finish it off. I just wanted to turn something before it dried out too much and cracked. I already lost one bowl that I rough turned to that already. This morning I see that it has already started to change shape so re-turning may not be an option again. Comments and opinions are always welcome as I don't learn nutin from silence.