Once the piece has been turned, it is dried, sanded, and finished. Since I often turn green wood, curing is a critical step that requires various techniques depending on the wood species. Sanding can be done while the turning is green and still on the lathe, or after it has dried.
There are many options for finish depending on the desired effect. The design process may continue before finishing, with decisions about painting, carving, texturing, or burning. Cracks may be filled or accentuated. Texture or carving can excite a plain wood or surface. Sanding and oiling will highlight beautiful wood and figure. There are several variations on this process depending on the wood used or the type of turning being created.
Photos from the WORKSHOP