I know it's not turning, but I'm gonna show it here. I did one similar to this a while back and have been making one here and there. This one is 17" in diameter and about 5" high. The base is just regular white wood from the lumber yard that I stained with red oak stain not thinned down any. Then it got a couple of coats of shellac. The bricks were first glued to the base with Liquid Nail Heavy Construction glue. Then I cut them down for the round shape using 4 1/2" concrete cut off wheels on my hand grinder. Those concrete wheels work like a charm whether you spray water on the work area or not. The cracks and gaps in the brick were filled with epoxy along with some crushed red coral stone in some areas and crushed turquoise in others. These thin cut bricks came from a building supply company my son works for and they are about 110 years old and came from Chicago. They were not concerned with the provenance of the bricks so they were not in the original boxes so there was no way to tell what building they came from. Oh, well. Anyway, after all was dried and such, I gave the bricks a couple of coats of shellac. I haven't decided which friend or family member is going to get this but someone will. Hope you all like it. They are basically fun to make but a pain as well. That's why I guess I don't make a bunch of them.