Well here are pics of my first two bowls. Some of you may have already seen the first one which is Elm from my backyard. I finished that one with the salad bowl finish and have already had a few bowls of cereal from it
The second one is Bloodwood. That stuff sure was tough and I don't think I'll be working with it again anytime soon, or at least until I get some more experience . But the shape did turn out almost exactly how I wanted it. The only thing I would have liked differently is for it to be a bit deeper, but to get where it is now my hands were in there quite a bit and already pushing my comfort level So again, maybe with some more experience I'll be brave enough one day to put it back on the lathe and cut it down a bit deeper. There ended up being a lot of surface cracks in this one (I believe from me creating heat from sanding) but I've come to like the look on it (might not be able to see em in the pics). It also had a cool yellow colored area in it. I finished it with some EEE Cream and then woodturner's finish. Hope you like!
Any comments welcome!