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I watched a 3 part video on making a bowl from a wet log, and at the end the guy just snapped off the nub at the bottom of the bowl. I can't understand how that's possible. Is green wood soft enough to do that, or did I miss something?

To see what I mean, it's at the end (4:45 onward) of the 3rd video:

 

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He had under cut it so the real thickness was probably <1/8". Popping it off can result in a divot left in the project. I would bend it over and cut it off with my pocket knife (or razor sharp skew :yes:).
 

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If you turn the nub small enough it pops off easily. However if you make the V shape go right up to the bottom when you break it off it can pull out some fibers from the bottom and they go really deep so it's hard to sand out. What I do is, for lack of a better description make the small nub sort of hourglass shape. So the thinnest part is about 1/8" or 1/4" from the bottom. Then it will always break there and not damage the bottom of your bowl. Then you can carve or power sand that part off.
 
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