Here's what the 14.5" bowl looks like after the checks have been filled. The bottom/base didn't have any checks in it but it's hard to get a smooth cut sometimes with spalted wood (especially when you can't spin it fast!) so on the bottom the CA is basically just being used as grain filler. It'll stiffen up those fibers and allow me to get a clean finish cut when it's put back on the lathe. And a little size comparison of it next to some 6-9 inch bowls... it dwarfs a normal size bowl!