These beech hollow forms are made out of some local wood. They at have lots of color and figure.
The finishing process for these hollowforms started at the lathe with sanding. I sanded with and electric power sander from 120 grit through 600 grit. After turning and sanding the foot I signed them with a woodburning tool. Finally, I took the hollowforms out of the lathe and applied a few coats of all natural walnut oil for a food safe finish. To apply the finish I first coated the whole surface libraly and spreaded it to cover the whole bowl. I conteniued to apply walnut oil in this manner untill the bowl would not soak up anymore. This leave a nice satin finish.