I turn wood bowls and trays from recycled wood. I do not turn solid blocks of wood. My bowls are all either segmented octagon eight cord sections, or dodecahedron twelve chord sections glued to a flat solid base. Center sections of solid block are turned to scrap. My method conserves natural resources. Let me show you how this is done. 

I recycle to conserve our natural resources. My bowls are turned from segmented octagon chord sections glued to a solid base. Turning solid blocks of wood results in the entire center section of the block being turned into waste during the turning process. Most of my wood sources are cutoffs scraps from wood cabinet makers.