Howdy all, I haven't posted anything and a while but am still around. It's been a busy couple of weeks, unfortunately not in the shop. But I did pick up a trunk load of fresh cut Pecan last week and am cutting it down to blanks. I do have a general question, fodder for discussion if you will. When looking at a blank for a bowl, which do you make the base or top? The bark side (A) or pith side (B)? Does it matter? If the wood were big enough, would you ever turn with the pith/bark on the outside (around axis C)? PS: I sealed the ends after the pictures. I don't want all this beautiful wood splitting on me.