Have been away from the lathe for a few years now. I have face plate and spindle turned in the past but never bowls. Was at our family reunion and my uncle had this spalted sycamore and the opportunity to try. The sycamore is finiky and wants to tear out on the end grain. Had a major mess up removing the bottom mounting foot. Just about had kindling!!! A good reminder about safety and the challengs that make woodworking so much fun and at times frustrating. It was fun and I plan on doing more when the time is available. Maybe this winter???? Thanks for looking.