I must be crazy! Got all the walnut cut up with help from a couple of buddies and some big equipment. We managed to load it all up on my flatbed trailer. Had to use the tractor and front end loader to get it all into the barn to air dry. A friend stopped by and we took a chainsaw and grinder to one of the smaller pieces and cut out a bowl blank. This piece weighed almost 300 pounds and we had to wrap it with log chain and pick it up with an hoist to mount it on the lathe. There is a large face plate attached with stainless steel screws. All the turning will be on the outboard side. Will post photos as the project continues.
-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.