Black Forest fire in 2013 = bowls now

A friend brought Dennis part of a Gambel oak tree that was damaged in the Black Forest fire last year.  These oaks are a scrubby style of white oak, which rarely reaches a diameter that interests woodturners.  Natural edge bowls make the most of trees with a small diameter, because the bark creates the rim.  These 3 are exceptional for the clarity of the ‘rays’ in the wood.  The largest bowl is 9″ on the long axis.  The vessel was hollowed through the opening on the top.