These are the first two bowls I completed–albeit not the first I attempted. That one is what is called a “learning experience.”
I made these from a chunk of basswood I had been saving for “something” for a couple of decades. When I brought home the lathe, I said to myself “This is it.”
I brought these to the MinnDak Woodturners Association meeting for Show and Tell, and Paul Hedman (the club president and a gifted turner) said “I don’t like working with basswood; it’s great for carving but I don’t like how it turns.” Of course, that would be what I’d pick for my first attempts.
Here’s a closer look at #2. I was pleased that I managed to get this one as thin as it is.