Many, many years ago, my brother Reid gave us a sculpture in marble named Ernie. It came with a table whose legs were made of black locust. We cut the legs to shorten them to give Ernie a lower profile. I have kept those legs (of 4×4 lumber) for almost 40 years.
This little bowl was turned from one of Ernie’s 4×4 legs: (3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″)