Eastern Red Cedar Bowl Blank ERC364
4.5" x 9.5" x 9.8"
This is a beautiful half-log bowl blank of Eastern Red Cedar. It has a warmth to the wood, with color of light reddish-brown. The grain on this piece is long and straight. It has a complete and well-attached shaggy bark on the backside.
This half-log bowl blank should be suitable for a bowl 9.5" in diameter and up to 4.5" deep. With the bark on the backside, you have the option of turning a conventional bowl or a "barky" natural-edge bowl. However, if you want a full bark edge on the "natural" rim, you will need to secure the bark with CA glue before and possibly during turning.
This is a classic half-log blank, split through the center of the log. It does have some pith in it and has a few cracks developing, despite being well-sealed. This piece is fully dry, so cracks are pretty stable. For any that are present, I recommend reinforcing them with CA glue prior to turning.
This is fully air-dried bowl blank, measuring under 10% moisture content.