Select the wood that you want to work with and cut it lengthwise. I always over cut the length so that I can avoid the end checks.
A small diameter log will produce a bowl with high ends and low sides. A larger diameter log will have a more uniform edge
Use a circle pattern cut from plywood to locate and position the bowl on the log and then trim the excess with a chainsaw. Be sure to locate and mark the center of the circle.
This will help to understand how to attach the bowl blank to the lathe.
Always use the tailstock to support the work. Some of these green bowl blanks are very heavy.
around the bowl. If the thickness is uneven there is a greater chance the wood will crack during drying.
Finished bowl ready for drying. After the bowl is dried re-chuck the bowl and finish.
I wrote another blog on drying bowl in a Kiln, check it out.