A couple of months a neighbor across the street had a perfectly healthy Live Oak removed from their front yard.
We were leaving to go set up at the Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival when the tree cutters were just getting started but I asked them for some of the larger pieces which they were kind enough to stack in our yard.
So far I have made 5 bowls like this which come out rather nice.
You just have to be REALLY CAREFUL doing these as you can end up with a few sprained finger like you read about.
I have several small bowls from this wood and then I got the idea to try a raw edge bowl from it.