Turning Archive 2006
>Hi Rick, I'll make two comments... first, you did a nice job with the form, smooth, flowing shape. I would work on the foot a bit, as it appears to still have the dovetail profile from the chuck...to me, that gives an unfinished look to an otherwise good form.
Second, looking at that piece of wood, I would not consider turning it. Here in the northeast, cherry is plentiful, and there are lots of good sound pieces to choose from. A catch would have torn about a third of your bowl away, risking injury to yourself.
You will probably get many different opinions than mine, but I'm not one to advocate "saving" pieces, to me, they never look right.