OK, I finally decided to give it a try and make something on my lathe. I've been creating a lot of shavings and dust getting familiar with tools.
Here are my first 3 bowls:
1st - unknown wood, 4 1/8 x 1", it cracked on my "slightly to snug" jam chuck as I was cleaning up the bottom.
2nd - Cherry, 3 1/2 x 2 1/4", it showed a crack at the very last finishing the interior, could have gone another 1/2" deeper
3rd - Cherry, 3 3/4 x 2", no cracks
The cherry was from a tree I cut down this spring for a friend, I've got a lot more to work with. The unknown wood was a piece I was given from the gal I bought my lathe (Jet 1014) from.
I need to work on my interior smoothing and figuring out to not grip the foot so tight that it leaves marks.
Any and all comments - constructive or complementary are appreciated!
More to come!