Folks have asked for a few start to finish photos of a process. So, here you go, from log to end-table top...still working on the legs. More to follow as the process unfolds.
A few photos to depict the process of making a bowl. Note: I didn't have a camera available while we reclaimed a walnut tree felled by hurricane Sandy or for the preparation of the log before the split section (above left) was cut.
Welcome to the start of my process. This cherry log was a gift from family when they had the tree taken down to protect their home. I couldn't face the thought of it becoming firewood. So, I took it, and others from the same tree, to the sawmill. The boards now rest and dry for a year or two while we develop plans for their second lives.