A couple of months ago I had access to a pecan tree. Went out with my chainsaw & got a pile of it. Roughed out 20-30 bowls from 6" - 16" of varying depths. Wrapped them in newspaper like I always do & put them away in the shop for a month or so. Today I started unwrapping them and was somewhat disappointed. A lot more cracks & checks than what I usually get from other woods i turn (cherry, walnut, maple). A few bowls got pitched right in the firewood can. I reckon more will end up there before I finish them out. I'm thinking either I got a bad piece of tree (wind shakes? etc ) or pecan should be used for firewood and pies. Anyone else out there who regularly turns it in some quantity?