Wood Turning

Design Ideas featuring Wood Turning

"I used Wood Turner's Finish on a stabilized spalted pecan wood shaver handle. The finish was applied to a wad of soft paper towl wrapped with an old nylon. About 20 then coats were applied. I carefully buffed it using a soft wheel with plastic polishing compound applied." - Douglas Thacker

Pete Marken created this amazing vortex bowl from Cherry, Peruvian Walnut, Jatoba, Maple, Yellowheart and Spectra Ply. It was finished with GF Wood Turner's Finish.   General Finishes Wood Turner's Finish is a non-toxic water/oil urethane hybrid for use on wood turnings, salad bowls, and other lathe turned projects. It produces a rich amber tone and dries to recoat in minutes.        

"This is a piece of Spalted Flamed Box Elder Burl that I turned over the Spring of 2016. This is a very rare piece of local Colorado wood. I call it my Mostly Natural Edge Bowl because while i was creating this piece i pushed it off axis to cut only part of the rim cut flat.

The bowl I made was made from Box Elder Burl which can be soft in spots so I used GF's clear sanding sealer first to harden up the grain, I then did my final pass with the gouge to clean up the surface of any...

"This maple bowl is sitting on the log it was cut from. Pretty cool seeing the before and after in the same photo. Maple bowl, 8 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. Finished with General Finishes - Salad Bowl Finish." - Scott's Mini Workshop

This piece was entered into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This was one of my most complex segmented designs, made from 4 species of wood - Jarrah, Wenge, Castello Boxwood and Purpleheart.   Most of the shell is made from Jarrah, with the other woods used for the stripes.   The meandering stripe in the middle of the shell is Purpleheart.

The shell was also fitted with thin Birch ply re-inforcement rings at the edges.

The shell was finished with General Finishes acrylic Sanding Sealer, followed by several coats of Polyacrylic gloss...

"Natural edge ash bowl, approximately 10" by 5" tall. Sealed in Arm R Seal." - Robert Love

Robert entered this charming piece into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Platter turned and carved then painted with Antique White Milk Paint and sanded." - Bill Crockrell

This piece was entered into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This is a natural edge bowl turned from red elm burl. Although natural edge bowls can be hard on the knuckles to turn I enjoy turning this type of bowl. This bowl is 17 inches across and 4 inches deep." - Chris Worley

This piece was entered into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Another wood I love working with, box elder always turns out so beautiful. This hollow form is 9 inches tall and 8 inches across. The lid was turned out of maple and painted black with high gloss paint." - Chris Worley

This piece was entered into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This nested set of four bowls was cored using the Oneway coring system. They were carved from one large chunk of maple burl wood." - Rosato Woodturning

This set was entered into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This is my first segmented piece that I turned 2 yrs ago. It is 13 inches tall and 6 inches across it also had a twist top lid. Took a lot of trial and error on cutting the segments to get it to the finished piece that is shown. Many many coats of salad bowl finish and lots of sanding but I am very proud of this piece." - Chris Worley

Chris entered this piece into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This is the first bowl I dyed. It is maple burl dyed with blue food coloring. The markings and patterns on this bowl are amazing and all done by mother nature. This bowl is 11 inches across the top and 5 inches deep." - Chris Worley

This piece was entered into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest in the Wood Turning category

"This is one of my favorite woods to work with. Love the coloring in ambrosia maple. This bowl is 14 inches across the top and 6 inches deep." - Chris Worley

Chris entered this piece into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This is a bowl turned by my 11yr old daughter Shelby with a little help from me. It is a Maple bowl with mahogany stain on the outside and carvings around he outside.The lines around the bowl were carved using old guitar string.She really enjoys woodworking but loves when it's time to sand the piece the best." - Chris Worley

Chris entered this breath-taking piece into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This is a Magnoila hollow form it is 12 inches tall 8 inches wide. The spirals are hand carved and sanded. I found this piece of wood on the side of the road but I knew I could make a beautiful piece out of it. It got its name "Hornets Nest from our neighbor that's what he thought it looked like." - Chris Worley

Chris entered this piece into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"This piece is a Maple burl that I found near my home. After playing around with colors it was dyed with red food coloring sealed deft sanding sealer finished with several coats of GF Salad bowl finish. The finial is turned out of maple and was painted black. This piece was 12 inches tall and 5 inches across." - Chris Worley

Chris entered this awesome piece into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Segmented walnut bowl with maple diamonds. It measures 11 inches wide and 10 inches high. There are approximately 300 pieces in this bowl. The finish is General Finishes's Woodturners Finish." Greg Just

Greg entered this piece into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"The striking contrast between the white pearl and dark ebony make for a dramatic piece. 

Once turned and sanded, I apply 2 coats of General Finish Wood Turners' Finish while on the lathe, and then knock down any raised grain. I then continue to build up the finish, using up to 10 coats, and polishing up to 12000 grit between coats." - Amanda of MercurePens.ca

This piece was entered into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"The pearl adds a bit of whimy to this Indian Rosewood pen. The intricate finial allows this pen to be used as a beautiful hair stick as well. 

Once turned and sanded, I apply 2 coats of General Finish Wood Turners' Finish while on the lathe, and then knock down any raised grain. I then continue to build up the finish, using up to 10 coats, and polishing up to 12000 grit between coats." - Amanda of MercurePens.ca

"This Baron-style fountan pen is turned from a beautiful piece of Honduran rosewood. The gold accents and the finish really help bring out the striking grain. The little freshwater pearl adds both elegance and whimsy. Once turned and sanded, I apply 2 coats of General Finish Wood Turners' Finish while on the lathe, and then knock down any raised grain. I then continue to build up the finish, using up to 10 coats, and polishing up to 12000 grit between coats." Amanda Blacoe at MercurePens.ca...

"I call this a "True" inside-out turning because it was made from a single Chechen pen blank. I marked the outside corners of the blank and then ripped it into four pieces on my bandsaw. I took the marked corners, turned them facing in and glued it all together. after turning and sanding, I applied 13 coats of Wood Turners finish, burnishing with wood chips between coats. The blank is then broken apart and glued back together with the marked corners in their original spots (I did number them...

"Ash bowl turned and carved then painted with Antique White Milk Paint tinted with Emerald and sanded." - Bill Cockrell

This piece was entered into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"My daughter made this bowl in shop class, sealed w salad bowl finish, what a wonderful Mother's Day gift!" - Andrea Doyen-Patterson

This piece was entered in the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest and won "Best Junior" in the Wood Turning Category

"This is made from a solid piece of 1/4 saw Bubinga, it stands 16.5 inches tall & just under 6 inches in diameter. Turned then hand carved." - Bill Wyko

Finished in GF Sanding Sealer & Poly.

This was entered into the 2016 Design Challenge Contest and won "Best Other" in the Wood Turning category

"This dip pen/nib holder was turned from a block of Redheart I had in my shop. The pen is 5.75 inches long by .625 inches thick at the widest part. After sanding to 800 grit, I applied 13 coats of woodturners finish, burnishing with shavings between coats. I staged the photo in front of the stone hearth of my fireplace. Black satin and a piece of white birch are seen in the background. The forefront has parchment folded and sealed with traditional red wax. 90% of the lighting is done by...

"This box elder bowl had so much color in it ,was absolutely gorgeous no picture could ever do it justice . This bowl is 12 inches across and 7 inches deep." - Chris Worley

Chris entered this into the 2016 Design Challenge Contest and won the "Best Bowl" in the Wood Turning category.

Rocky Top Timber of Mount Juliet, TN created this hand turned Black Walnut bowl and finished it with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. Beautiful!
"I have attempted every pen finish on the market and have finally found THE one and only for me. This my first use of GF's Wood Turner's Finish and I applied 8 coats, cured overnight, then buffed to a high gloss. AMAZING product...I will be using General Finishes exclusively for my pens and small turning projects. Thank you!" -Jeremy Colloms Wood Turner's Finish Product Page: http://bit.ly/1KS5Acw

This gorgeous turned cup was finished with GF Wood Turners Finish.

Tim Speedy Lee applied General Finishes Woodturners Finish to this gorgeous bowl! Great work, Tim!

Frank Byers says, "A belated gift for a certain Cleveland Browns fan, my son Joey Byers!! Shaving Brush, Razor, and Razor Stand Kits, along with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Oil/Urethane Top Coat,and SpectraPly, all from Woodcraft (http://bit.ly/1IkTh9O). Learn to turn and make these items at a Woodcraft store class near you: http://bit.ly/1HIEWR6" What a fantastic gift! We're sure this set...

These beautiful hand-turned bowls were sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var top coat.

This gorgeous wooden drum was sealed with General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat.

These beautiful chopping blocks were sealed with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. For actively used butcher block counter tops that are used for chopping and cutting, we only recommend using GF's Butcher Block Oil.
This beautiful dish set was sealed with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.
This beautiful set of goblets was sealed with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.
This beautiful yew vase was created by Wooden Antler Shop and sealed with GF's Wood Turner's Finish.
This gorgeous cane was created by Vlad Mkijanic and sealed with GF's Wood Turner's Finish.
These beautiful turned bowls were sealed with General Finishes Wood Turner's Finish.
This gorgeous pen was turned by Robert Greenberg and sealed with General Finishes Wood Turners Finish.
This beautiful Vase was refinished by Walter Ambrose using GF's Wood Turners Finish.