I'm finally worthy of posting in this forum
My first project on my new lathe. Simple design but I've been thinking about it for several months before my lathe arrived. It's a baby rattle for some friends of ours. Red oak, cherry, and poplar.
It's funny... I picked this design because I know how much babies like to use objects as clubs, so figured I didn't want a heavy wood rattle at the end of a handle. I gave this to my one-year-old daughter to test it out and the first thing she did was use it to hit the dog on the head.