This is a commissioned bowl for a birthday present for the wife of a friend of mine. Her name is Leslie and her nickname is sometimes L$ so the thought was to abstract this into a pattern for a decorative ring of a segmented bowl. The L was easy to making into segmented wood pieces but the $ took a little more work. What I ended up with is a series of triangles forming an abstracted $. The bowl is made with walnut for the darker wood and hard maple for the lighter wood. It is made with twelve segments, and is about 14 inches in diameter.
Roger Clyde Webb demonstrates Wood-turning 2000-year-old wood, Huon pine ( Lagarostrobos