After a storm broke a large limb from a gum tree in my yard, I decided to get some benefit from my misfortune. A friend had helped clean up the mess so I decided to turn a natural edge bowl to give him in recognition for his help.
This green wood bowl is turned from gum. The bark edge is toward the upper side of the bowl for a natural edge. This bowl is about 8″ across and 4″ tall. It is finished with beeswax and mineral oil. I’m leaving a small spigot on the bottom until it has had a chance to dry and warp. After that I’ll remount it and re-flatten the bottom to make it sit flat. I’m always fortunate with all the bark stays on my natural edge bowl.