but his recent posts had me trying to accomplish something on my lathe (before I get to a flatwork project I have to do). Anyway, these are hardly worthy of posting...but the experience of doing them was priceless. The entire effort was to try some things that all of you already know how to do. The walnut bowl has a recess in the bottom for the chuck. The other two had glued-on tenons for the chuck to grip. The platter was just some scrap I had laying around. This gave me a chance to use several tools, and learn the proper (and some improper) techniques with the with the chisels. The walnut had some scary cracks in it that I though would go away, they didn't so I stopped working on it a little early. The little maple bowl was just to work on a small piece. The platter I cut too thin, when i removed the glued on tenon I cracked the bottom of it. Oh, well...all in all a very worthwhile effort, even if the results don't speak to it. Now, we return to your regularly scheduled flatwork project.