This bowl turned out really well. It has a small section of live edge that looks pretty good. I wanted a smooth finish on this bowl so I used mineral oil to pop the grain and wax to seal it. The wax turned out really smooth and gave it a nice sheen.
This was my first green turned bowl and it turned out really well. There was only one major crack that I filled with brass dust and CA glue. I wanted to preserve the wood feel of the bowl so I only finished it with mineral oil. This has the added benefit of being food safe. The end result was a smooth finish that can be easily reapplied.
I was really happy with how this vase turned out. I made sure it was a spindle blank so that it would be easier to hollow out. I sanded it to 1000 grit to make it really smooth and then I applied mineral oil. I sanded with 1000 grit again after the oil was applied to knock down any grain raising.
I wanted to use an easy-to-apply finish on this ornament because I was pressed for time, so I just used mineral oil. The mineral oil gives the wood a smooth feel, but it should be easy to reapply every year.
This was my first big project using dovetails and it turned out really well, especially for being built entirely with hand tools.. I found this amazing board of curly birch hiding under boring boards at Home Depot. I wanted to really highlight the grain in this box so I used Arm-R-Seal. This was my first time using it and I was super happy with how well it worked. I put 5 coats on and sanded inbetween coats with 600 grit sandpaper. Taking my time with the finishing gave me glass smooth results that popped the grain like crazy.