Turning Archive 2007
Joe in a Cleveland suburb
Say "Pith & Bark" 10 times real fast. Sorry. :)
Suppose you were going to use up a bunch of cherry or walnut scraps to play around making your first bowl. These scraps are all from rough sawn lumber and you are going to joint/plane them enough to be able to glue them into one decent size chunk of wood to butcher on the lathe.
I would think you would glue them together so the bark side is all towards the same side, right? Like a green piece of log. Secondly, does the pith side or the bark side end up being the bottom of the bowl? Does it matter?