This is the first time I've tried this shape for a vessel.....I can say that as I don't have a lot of experience under my belt . When I bought my lathe, three of these blocks of Redwood came along with it. Beautiful wood to turn, dusty as it is REALLY dry having been in the southwest for a while. Hollowed to about 1/4 with Ellsworth style hollowing tools, no I don't ride my lathe, 9x6 with a coat or two of AO. It's going to take a few more as the wood soaks up the finish as soon as I get it on. Comments and criticism appreciated.