While most finishing materials used on turnings on the lathe are familiar to wood finishers, the methods of application for them are different. This article, written by a professional finisher, describes how to prepare the surface for each, and tells which finish works best for each project and how and why to use them to achieve a professional result. Find tips for preparing a surface and applying shellac, lacquer, oil, and wax.

From Fine Woodworking #165