First I cut off any checking on the ends of the log. In this case beautiful spalted wood is revealed.
Next the log is mounted on the lathe.
After turning the outside, I start removing the inside of the bowl.
When finished, over 125 gallons of shavings were creating in turning this one piece!
The finished bowl after applying linseed oil.
Yellow Pine: 21″ x 16″ (53cm x 41cm)