I work in a cabinet shop and currently do turnings on our shopsmith lathe mostly for fun with scraps, but also would like to offer some decorative stuff from the lathe. I'm somewhat new to woodworking and have done a handful of turnings, so I've learned how NOT to eat a gouge via kickback, etc....
I'm mostly interested in info on turning green wood. I've read some authors who put a cellulose lacquer finish right on the green wood (bowls or spindles)immediately after the final sanding, while others turn them thick and rough, stuff in wood shavings in a paper bag, and dry them. Still another guy took extremely thin turnings (like 1/16th inch) and nuked them in the microwave to dry them.
Anyone out there have links to some info on this? I tried searching AAW's site but didn't get anything (maybe you have to be a paid member to?). Just found AAW so obviously I'm not a member yet.