Some small walnut calabash bowls. the largest is 4″ x 3″, the small one is 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
Walnut calabash bowl, 5″ x 3″. Pewas are Maple.
Calabash bowl, Walnut. 8″ diameter x 4″ high. Pewas and Huini pegs are Maple.
Calabash bowl, 8″ diameter x 5″ high. Walnut. Pewas are Maple, Huini pegs are Ebony.
Calabash bowl, 11″diameter x 4-1/2″ tall. Walnut. Pewa (butterfly) patches are Wenge.
The bowl was turned from a crotch log, including the pith (center) of the log and branches. I like the figure and grain variation around the pith, but it introduces extra stress in the wood and will certainly lead to cracks.
I let it sit for a while (and crack), then repaired the cracks with Pewas.