My first thing...EVER!
An oak goblet.
Then I thought I'd have a go at a bowl using an offcut from a thick kitchen worktop.
These were sanded using a fine grit and natural oils used to finish.
A few days later I made and acorn in softwood, sanded on the lathe, polished with wax and buffed with soft safety cloth.
I enjoy this craft a lot and can't wait to learn how to do it better.