this vessel is made from scrap wood: spruce, maple, and poplar. i cut the scrap pieces down to 5" L x 3/4" W x 1/2" H. i then sanded them and glued them together in sections until i got a block that was 5" x 6" x 10". the block resembled a "jenga" set, if it had been glued together. i then put this block on the lathe and turned the exterior edge. then, i cut that mass in half and turned the inside. i then glued these two halves together and sanded the outside.