Two recent adventure gathering wood near by.
One was a lot of small branches from some sort of Ficus trees. This will make a lot of cups, vases and other things.
The second was located just at the end of our block where a Jacaranda tree had to be removed due to termite damage. So far I have rough turned about 20 bowls and expect to end up with 50 to 60 bowls when finished.
The bowls range from 6 to 16 inches in diameter. Most are between 10 and 12 inches.
After roughing out the bowls they are packed in paper bags filled with shavings to slow down the drying process to help reduce cracking.