Turning a Large Birch Tree Trunk

It looks like we will be dealing with this Covid-19 virus for some time. I have been working in the wood turning shop nearly every day to keep my sanity and I am completely out of burls to turn. Soon I will be turning logs with interesting features like crotches and stresses which usually give interesting grain, but today I turned something unusual, the complete lower part of an old birch tree. A cross section slab was cut near the roots. The top of the slab in the photo is actually the part nearest to the roots of the tree. The average diameter of the slab is 23". My plan is to turn this entire piece end-grain. I don't think many wood turners would attempt to turn this piece. There is a 5"

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