These are the very first things I have turned. I only used gouges on these. Still don't like the skew, yet. They are made to hold tea light candles. I can't mount a drill chuck on my lathe and my table top drill press is too wimpy to power a forstner bit that big, so I had to drill them out with a hand drill. The one with a candle in it is spalted ambrosia maple and the other is a walnut limb. On the walnut limb I tried to leave the sapwood on the outer surface and expose the heartwood in the coves.