I'm all in with wood turning. This is satisfying my need to make things very nicely. The pics above are my first handful of photo worthy wood turnings. They're displayed in order of manufacture (mostly).
So far I'm liking simple segmented pieces more than the solid wood. Putting different wood together gives a piece more "pop" than a solo act, but there's also nothing quite like a container where the grain on top and bottom line up. I guess they both have their awesomeness-es.
The focus of this first batch was simply to make a presentable final product. That means a pleasing form (to me anyway), no tool marks, no scratches, and an even finish and/or polish. The photos are pretty much that entire learning process. The last few bowls in the slideshow actually exceeded my expectations.