I recieved some Yew wood a few months ago and I have determined this is by far my favorite wood to work with. I just love the way the wood works and finishes. I turned this as a bowl but then started thinking of how to make it more interesting so i added a lid. The lid even thouigh from the same wood the grains were all wrong so I came up with painting the outside and finishing the inside with a wipe on poly my lovely wife suggested the ball on top with the same grain pattern to tie it all together. Like most of the things i turn the shape just came to me while I was turning it. Same with the lid. I had a few woops but will not mention it as it all worked out pretty good I think.