Well, folks, here's the bowl that caused all the trouble. No, I don't have a photo booth, can you tell?
10 1/2" wide, 5" tall, barely spalted cherry from the back 40. When the blank first went on, it was so unbalanced it caused the whole lathe stand to actually bounce at my lowest speed. I *really* need to make a circle cutting jig for the bandsaw...
This one has some bark inclusions, some wierd grain twists, and, as Baird said "there's a barky hole near the bottom. I can see light coming through... "
I told him "that's what makes it Art!"