I was really excited to get started on this. It is the first project I ever did on the lathe where I was involved from the start. It started with a big piece of a trunk of walnut. Next came my very first experience with a chain saw(that was pretty fun). Then a quick trip to the bandsaw, and on to the lathe. After that it was pretty routine. The finish is just your ordinary friction polish, before i applied it, I sanded to 800 and then burnished it with the shavings. This is pretty green so I don't know how long it will last, or what it may end up looking like. The rest of the walnut is going to be stored until it drys out.