Stu you have inspired me to get the lead out and post some pics of my latest completed projects. The toothpick holder is the second one ( first went to mom on mothers day, sorry no pic) This one is made out of one block of cherry glued together with some purple heart. I couldn't find my dowels so I turned one. Finish is just buffed out with the beal system.
The box is something that came about from a stange block of oak that had some cracks in and this was what came out of it. Designed as I went. Not sure if i like it or not.
The last is from a large block of oak that I rough turned last winter I sealed it up but it cracked all the same. I threw it on the lathe anyways and this was the result. I was able toi turn all the cracks out and ended up with this Large salad sized bowl. I was trying for a bit thinner walled rim but opted on safety rather than have a second one blow up on me. Oh yea forgot about that one. The first bowl sort of blew up in the final stages when i was trimming off the bottom of the bowl. It was a little shallower than this one in depth but the same rim size.