Turned Cherry Bowl with Natural Edge

Escaped from work for an hour or so this evening and roughed out this cherry bowl, natural edge, out of a slab that I thought might be firewood.

Natural Edge Cherry Bowl by Wood Turner Douglas Heck, Taneytown MD

This a green piece of weeping cherry. I’m hoping I can keep the bark on the finished bowl.

Natural Edge Cherry Bowl by Wood Turner Douglas Heck, Taneytown MD

This is wrapped in newspaper, after stuffing it full of the wet chips that I turned out of the bowl. The chips and newspaper will allow the bowl to dry slowly, and (hopefully) prevent it from cracking. I stuffed it very full with chips to protect the bark all the way around.

11″ diameter and 5 1/4″ at the tallest edge.

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