For the first week of my recent stay in LA, I got a little shop time. I finished a couple of pieces that I'd rough turned before I left, and also turned a few from start to finish. I finally got a few photos processed of the first one. This is from a load of box elder I got out of a buddy's firewood pile. I explained to him that the box elder wouldn't burn worth a darn, and that I had a pickup load of oak that I'd be willing to trade. (The oak was way too checked to turn.) It was a winning trade for both of us.
This one is about 10" or so in diameter, and probably about half that in height. (I didn't measure it before I came back to NM, and it stayed in LA because my wife put her dibs on it.) I turned it relatively thin when it was wet. It warped a fair amount, so the mouth is a bit oval and I didn't go to heroic efforts to true up the inside when I finished it. Finish is wet sanded spray can lacquer, buffed and waxed with Renaissance wax.
Felt good to get back into the shop after being away for 7 months.
C&C welcome as always...