Kyle's Hand-Turned Bowls
I turn wooden bowls from local hardwoods. I get the wood for my bowls from trees that succumb to natural causes, are taken down to improve the condition of a woodlot, or from wood salvaged from slab and scrap wood piles. Wood that doesn't make it into bowls is used for shittake mushrooms, firewood or is left in the woods to decompose or shelter wildlife. The shavings left from turning are used as a curly landscape mulch or for livestock bedding.
Native hardwoods are rough-turned while fresh, and then left to season and warp. Some are turned a second time to true them up before sanding. Finishes are non-toxic and the pieces are suitable for decoration or holding food, and may be washed in soapy water and wiped dry.