Finally getting around to turning this tree trunk.
It was the only one small enough for me to lift into the bed of my truck.
I sealed the ends with latex paint, but it cracked anyways.
The heartwood was bright orange when it was fesh cut, but after a year of seasoning, it developed a rich purple hue.
I tried to rough out a shape that would save some of the sapwood.
As I started to hollow it, I decided I had to do something to control the cracks.
Going with some dovetail keys.
Still a bunch more to do, then I will put some finish on.