Holey Conker Wood Bowl

The latest bit of woodturning. A large, holey chunk of horse chestnut wood I ‘liberated’ from the park over the road. Only just managed to get the log on the back of the bike and cycle it home as it was so heavy. Chainsawed it in half to make two bowls. It nearly shook the shead apart while trying to rough turn it as it was so out of balance. Dried for ~2 years, then turned into this.

Full of knots and character with little holes and bits of included bark. I was worried it would all fly apart while spinning but there is just enough continuous solid wood joining all the areas together.

Sanded smooth and finished with matt sealer, about 18″ in diameter. I’m rather liking these ‘found’, character English hardwood bowls, I think I will do a few more.