A trio of Weedpots from Acacia Visco tonight. The wood is still pretty green but I think it will hold up well. These are intended to go back to Boyce Thompson in a month or so, just long enough to make sure they won't split.
Small half log of Jacaranda. Approx 7X7. The log is split in half through the center. The face you see is the split face and will be the top of the bowl. There are a number of ways to start the turning, such as between centers or on a faceplate. On this piece I chose to use a screw chuck or woodworm screw. The center of the piece was found and a 3/8" diameter hole was drilled approx. 3/4" deep.
The bowl has been reversed and the tenon gripped in the chuck. Nothing is holding it on except for the tenon and the surface contact between the bottom of the bowl and the top of the jaws.
Finished piece. Elapsed time was approx. 15-20 minutes. Sanding and finishing would easily double that time, as would a larger bowl.