Turning dried hardwood
is a slow and somewhat tedious
process compared to turning green wood. I primarily use gouges
and follow with sanding. Sanding with wet dry sandpaper and a
lubricant like mineral oil..
start with an 80 grit paper, and work down to 1000 or 1500 grit.
I finish the surface with a light rub on oil
finish. I actually enjoy a wide variety of finish approaches
to and including not obsessing about minor tear out and other
That is the basic process
To see examples of my work
click the examples link on the left or click on the image to the right