good job! I've noticed the exact same thing on my footed...er...legged bowls as well. The turning part constitutes far less than half of most of my work, i would say in the 10-15% range these days. Some small feet like these can really jack up the price if you sell your work, but imo, it's always worth it to stick out from the crowd and be creative. I too use a coping saw and drill holes all along the waste (just to make the sawing far quicker). Then clean up with a chisel and onward to the rotary tools then all the fun hand sanding!