This turning is turned from willow.and finished with tinted poly,even though the willow is pretty it is very white and doesn't show up good.Over two thirds of this bowl is three thirty seconds thick except close to the bark where it is one eighth of an inch. Was afraid the bark would dry up and fall away from the wood if kept it so thin.Before applying the poly coats this turning was mostly transluscent. I think if I made one more pass with my tool when turning I would have blown this baby to pieces.I posted 3 pictures of this turning but am disappointed with the gloss on the bowl . Need to use it for sealing but it is too glossy on the picture.As this bowl sits on my desk there is no gloss on the bark but the center of the bowl is like someone was shining a light on it.I turned a bunch of these bowls in the year and a half I have been turning and I think this is my favorite.
I almost forgot to mention, this was turned from wet willow and presented several problems that users of dry wood wouldn't face. Mitch