Here are some images of another bowl which is taking form. This is intended to be a fine bowl ... a display piece. It will be right on the edge of stability for what is actually able to stand up without an added base.

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Obviously, the form will get a lot finer and will change shape a little as it approaches finishing stages later in the year.

So far, I have a total of 7 pieces in various states of shaping from the load of mango wood mentioned below. The wood is so wet with sap and water that it is very difficult to work. Because it clogs the tools and coarse sandpaper used during these early stages of shaping, I can only do small amounts each day ... needing to let the forms sit overnight and shed some water before starting on them again.