Jim and I did a little wood swap last month or so. I send him some holly and some of that half rotten ash i made the last bowl out of. Well he in turn sent me this piece of walnut, along with some red wood, and other stuff. (thanks again Jim) This is the first piece of it i've turned from it. As you can see it had a bunch of cracks and a bit of curl, and was bone dry. It's 6 1/2x 3 1/2 or there abouts. Finish is just teak oil, followed by wax and hand buff.