Recently, I acquired a new to me lathe. Pics attached. At the time I had the option of buying just the lathe or all of the turning related items in the shop. I went with the package deal. The previous owner gave me a good price and I gladly paid. After we struck the deal the seller asked if I was interested in a pile of turning blanks he had in storage. I jumped at that as well and took home a crate of mixed wood blanks. However; there was a catch. He said I could have them at no extra cost if I used one blank (his choice) to turn him a bowl and one blank to make him a platter. There obviously was no hesitation. So herein I have posted a couple of pics of the bowl I am turning for him. I should also add that when he gave it to me, the owner said the blank was Myrtle. I have never before turned Myrtle let alone seen it. By looking at the photos, can you tell me if you think I am seeing spalting or is this a typical looking piece of Myrtle? There are some badly pitted areas and the blank is not cooperating.