He was like....ok, what do I do? After showing him how to find the center of the wood...attaching the wood to the lay and finding which tool to start with, he got started. He was unsure at first.....so I told him, "Man, it easy, just carve away at the wood, cutting out any piece that doesn't like a bowl", you can imagine the look I got. Notice the grooves in the side of the bowl. You use just the sharpest tip of the carver to cut the groove, then you get a piece of wire and place in the groove, while the wood is turning and you burn the wood with wood.
He made this for Christmas '06. After he finished turning the bowl, he said....daddy, this is my first and last bowl.
It made her Christmas that year. She displays it proudly, even though it might match her decor....she is very proud of it and him...just like I am.
A special thank you goes out to Mr. Larry, the man that is responsible to my wood turning, and please keep him in your prayers.