Japanese maple bowl ( 7 1/4″ x 3″)
The blank for this bowl was cut from this half log:
which is the other half of this log:
The Japanese Maple came from a tree that Brandon and Sharon had to cut down. Brandon cut up most of the trunk into logs and painted the ends. It should yield many bowls.
The ends of the logs were painted to slow the drying process to reduce the tendency to check and split.
In process on the lathe