1/2 for 2
Blew up 2 bowls today. 1st was a spalted alder piece that someone gave me at one of my craft shows. Turned the outside, sanded and finished it. Remounted to turn the inside and with about 1/2 of the inside hollowed out the tenon broke in the chuck sending the bowl smashing into the bed of the lathe, breaking it into 4 pieces. Sorry, no pic of that one.
This one is a piece of walnut that had some spalting/sapwood. Small piece came out at the rim. Stopped turning and decided to just sand it. Bigger piece blew out, so sad good enough, just put some finish on. Bigger chunk flew off doing that. So said screw it, grabbed the wood burner and burned the edge and called it done. Put it out at the next show and see if anyone likes it.
That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...