I glued up a mixed wood blank to my first bowl. It is about 6 1/2 inches square, and about 3 inches think. I don't know what the light wood is... it is a budget blank from the woodworking shop. The wood that I added is some cherry I had in the shop. I wanted to do this in walnut, but I didn't have anything 3" wide. I'll be posting the after shot when this is complete. I hope it doesn't end up a mess, like coming apart at one of the glue lines. New tools - the planer and jointer - worked beautifully for this. Nice perfectly mated surfaces to glue together. Wish me luck!