During this time, I have also had a new sinking bowl bowl made for me by John Wirth and I used it to finish up the shape despite that I had started to planish it; but it was still a bit uneven so it has to be trued. The sinking bowl worked like a dream and even though one wall is a bit higher than rest, that can be cleaned up with some filing and sanding.
As a side note, over on FB, had a conversation about the difference between dapping vs sinking where someone said that since I not using dapping punches it was sinking. I do use a dapping punch as well as wooden mallets, as can be seen in the picture below… Per Wikipedia, the terms are interchangeable.
Last night (Saturday) I did the planishing.
Today I will lay out the design and then next week I can start the lining.
Here are the pictures, as usual.