The Pith Myth

There are those who will tell new turners that

the first thing one must do with a log is to get rid of the pith.

While one definitely does not want to leave the pith near the rim of a bowl there are many cases when

leaving the pith in a turning is not a bad thing and may even be desirable.

All of the turnings in the gallery below have the pith either in the center of the bottom or somewhere in a sidewall.





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