This is the largest bowl I've ever turned. 13" round and about 7" deep. I pikced up some cherry from the ground's crew at work about a month ago and finally got around to turning some of it last weekend. It was a big log and I wasn't sure I could fit it on the lathe, but with a little trimming it went on. (See pic 1)
I turned this one to finish and put it inside a double layer paper bag for a week. I found a few little crackes (less than 1/4" and not deep) that I filled with some sanding dust and CA glue. It has warped quite a bit, but I think it will look great once the warping is done. I still need to do a little final sanding and add another coat or two of danish oil then it will be put to use in the house as a salad bowl. "The Boss" likes it too so that is a bonus!