Bowls are my favourite thing to create on my Lathe, I am limited to dimensions of around 12 inches due to the lathe, I do not yet have a side arm to allow me to make larger bowls. all the bowls I make are using hardwoods. These include Purple heart, Oak, Sapele, Beech, Ash, Zebrano, Tiger wood, Tulip wood, Sweet Chestnut and many more. The difference of wood is quite astounding, some are easy to work with whilst others are exceedingly difficult. A well-turned bowl finished properly is easy on the eye and a treat to own.