I rough turned this bowl about two years ago. A friend was cutting down a tree in his yard and offered me some of the wood. He called it a golden chain. I looked up the tree and found several interesting facts including: it is very hard; sometimes used as an ebony substitute; and toxic to all animals. Its flowers are very pretty.
Fortunately for me, roughing a bowl when it’s wet is a lot easier than when it’s dry.
My finished bowl is about 9 inches in diameter and about 2 inches high.
I found it interesting how much luster the raw wood had when sanded.
This bowl is finished with walnut oil.