After a couple days cutting up a dead and down Oak tree I have the stump to cut up. Now that last 2-3 feet of a log has a very tortured and tough grain. Very difficult to split with a splitting maul. Such tortured wood makes for the kind of bowl making wood that I seek, The cut out of the center of a Big crouch also makes for a beautifully colored and grained chunk of wood and is nearly impossible to split..
The Draw back of using this kind of wood is you never know what you might encounter as you work your way towards the finished bowl. Sometimes great beauty, sometimes junk! and great piles of wood chips and saw dust
Then the outer shape is cut and chiseled into shape, As I never know what I might encounter. the finished shape and size is dictated by the sound wood that remains for the bowl.
A pine, bread making bowl or Trencher
Next a pine bowl being created from a half of the butt cut ( stump )of a pine.
The size and weight of this bowl will make for a fine bread making bowl. Mix and knead the dough in this bowl and let it rest & rise right in the bowl. Is it a bowl or a trencher? Due to it’s width to length my guess Bowl