Box Elder bowl
I turned this in the last week to give as a gift to a friend of mine who has been there to help me fell trees and cut up bowl blanks. He's also helped me remodel my kitchen, climbed in my attic to help put in new ceiling fans, helped clean my gutters, and basically been the extra set of hands anytime I needed them. I've made a bunch of bowls but realized he had never gotten any decent ones from me. I decided to right the wrong and made this for him. Box elder from a tree he helped me take down, about 5" x 2". Walls are kind of thick because I didn't want to screw up the bark inclusion. Has some nice quilted figuring where the blank was cut from a branch crotch.
I want to die quietly in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers of his car.