Old Growth Pine Bowl
This was turned from a piece of scrap that came from old growth pine that was harvested from a river bed. From what I have been told, it is sometimes called "sinker pine". It was fascinating wood to work with. First of all, it has a VERY strong pine scent while turning. I mean my eyes were watering strong. It has a high content of pine sap so tools and sandpaper get gummed up pretty easily. It takes a very different approach to finish it. It has dried some so the pine smell is not as prevalent, but is still there when handled enough or held close to your nose.
It has no finish on it so as not to mask the pine scent. It goes from a base that is 6 1/2" in diameter to 9 3/4" at the rim of the bowl and stands 2 1/4" high.