The plan for tonight was to just grab a small piece of wood and do a "quickie". Instead, I grabbed one of the smaller pieces from the almond log, which was a little crotch piece about 8" long and about 5" wide, a little bigger than I planned but sleep is overrated.
This one turned and hollowed just as nicely as the hf I did earlier.
I went with Baxter's advice and planned a flare and then gave it a bulb to try and make the most of the grain and the contrast between heartwood and sapwood.
It's about 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" and the outside has a coat of danish oil. The inside still needs to be sanded. It's got a small tenon on the bottom to add a pedestal and base (suggestions for pedestal, base and transition designs please!). Hopefully it will look better when finished with a pic from the photo tent.
Thanks for looking!
Comments and critiques are welcome.