Finally painted and oiled a few little turned bowls. Both only about 6" across. I busted out a lot of blanks and started turning in succession (which for me is one a day), and it helped me with technique. I still struggle to get a smooth inner surface, and the rim is always a tricky bit. I am really digging the blue coming through the red on the bottom bowl. Makes the read feel deep. Like a "reinforced red." Also, the surface of sanded milk paint is lovely to the touch.