This salad bowl is made from maple. It has been properly sealed and is fully functional. It simply requires gentle cleaning after being used. For more information on looking after your salad bowl please visit my web page here: https://www.jimlorrimanwoodturner.com/looking-after-your-wood-turning.html.
I made 3 pieces from this wood and when finishing them I decided to name them to reflect the Milky Way.
Here is the story for the naming of this piece:
Ancient myth has it that Zeus put the baby Hercules to nurse on Hera's breast while she slept. When Hera awoke and found the baby she pushed him away and her milk sprayed across the heavens, hence the Milky Way.