I'm submitting again because of my inexperience with the photos.
I've been doing small items to gain experience with the tools. I've been trying all tools-gouge, skew, scraper, bowl gouge etc and found as LB said if its sharp enough an axe would work. well here are some of my small but important first tries. the lathe set at areasonable 1750 and the gouge use to round off the square. Then a skew to smooth and then a parting tool to shape some of the smaller parts. I smoothed with sandpaper 100 and then 180 and use4d the sawdust to futher smooth. I haven't decided on stain or varnish but I have used beeswax. I find the sawdust does a neat job. Most of this is on the advice of some of you on the site. any comments?