thanks for the positive comments. This was one of the first trees that we took down prior to building the house. I cut it up in chunks and let it sit for just a little over 2 years before using any of it. Sanded up to 220 grit, two coats of thin CSA glue and then sanded back up to 400 grit. Wiped on three coats of BLO and let it dry real well. Cranked the lathe up to highest speed it would go and buffed with wood shavings. Added a coat of paste wax and ran it through all three parts of the beall wheel. Finishing work took longer than actual turning.