This bowl is made from aged Bradford Pear that was sourced from a fallen branch here in North Texas. It is made from an end piece and still shows the chainsaw cuts on one side. The side opposite the chainsaw cuts is somewhat squared off and sanded smooth; mostly because I cut the wood too small to begin with and couldn’t get it fully round without severely shrinking the size of the bowl. The chainsaw area has been stabilized with CA glue, and the entire piece has been finished with Tung oil to further stabilize it. It’s more of a decoration piece or a change dish than a small snack bowl.
I’ve left the tenon on to raise the piece slightly and give it a floating appearance from certain angles.