You may think that a generous bowl would be large with all its walls intact. In my definition that would describe a stingy bowl; one designed to hold onto everything put in it. To get something back, you have to take it. A generous bowl is designed to give most of its contents back.
But generous or stingy, this is the rescued piece of juniper firewood. I thought it might be worth the trouble to go ahead and turn it. The revelation of the grain makes up for a lot of what was lost when the blank came apart.
Ellis Hein, author of The Woodturner’s Project Book