I thought I would post these red oak bowls that are going to the fair this weekend. Both are similar in size; 12-12 1/2" in diameter, 3" high, and 2" deep. As per my somewhat normal methods the wood was sealed with walnut oil. Then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture. Some folks don't care that much for red oak but I like the grain patterns in it. And, it is easy to work with as well. Not a particularly hard wood at all. To me anyway it's not hard. Roughs out easily, dries evenly in the kiln, and finishes out nicely. Hope you all like them.