This is my first real bowl project made from hard maple, about 4.5” in diameter and 1.25” tall. The block it’s sitting on is pretty much what I started with. Currently it’s finished with BLO but I might put some wipe on poly later. Technically the other two bowls are my very first ones, but they were just practice pieces from a 2×4. I definitely learned quite a few things from practicing, mainly how to hold the bowl gouge without tearing up your workpiece. Bowls sure take a lot longer to make than the pens I’ve been making!