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.

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

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.