I had to keep looking at the failed bowl everyday and being tenacious like I am, I had to do something about it. I re-chucked that thing and started turning and very successfully — I was feeling vindicated right up until I tried to clean up the glue line. At that point another ear broke off and I decided to lose the natural edge. Everything else worked after that. Another time for that natural edge look that I am so fond of.I did find a knot in the very bottom of the bowl but that just adds to the character.