Hello turners, after a month of reading, watching utube video's and getting great advice from fellow wood turners I turned my first green bowl yesterday. The bowl is of Maple from a tree that was harvested last week from a two acre clearing for a new home a couple of miles from me. The owner was a friend and he gave me several small logs of the maple. The bowl is 7" OD and just a simple design. I turned it a little thick to allow for movement as the bowl goes through it drying process. On the bottom of the bowl where I turned the mortise the wood was a little stringy? Is the normal for green wood? I was very satisfied with the turning. I put the bowl in a paper bag and put the date and type of wood on the bag. My next project is to get a dried bowl blank and turn is so I'll have a finished bowl. Cook Woods is one of the many wood suppliers that was suggested so I will probably order from them......Happy turning!