Finished product cherry vase first. 9.5″ tall 11″ wide. Cherry hardwood.
This is what I started with. I used the top board which was about 12″x12″x2.5″.
First I cut the board round on the bandsaw then put it on the lathe and made it perfectly round.
I angled the table of my bandsaw to about 30 degrees and finshed cutting the piece out round.