This shallow bowl/platter is a piece of old growth redwood, about 12 1/2" diameter by 1 1/2" tall. The pics don't really do the curl in the wood justice. The wood was very dry and wanted to break out in chunks, so it was hard to get a clean cut in it. It also started out about 14 or 15 inches in diameter, but the edge kept fraying. In the end, the 80 grit gouge saved the day on the last few tough spots. The finish is once again Antique Oil followed by lacquer, buffed on the three wheel system.
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Comments and snickering are welcome.