I am adding a pic of my holder and I have a few questions along with this. I have some maple branches that I decided to make candle holders out of. This tree now has been in the woods and laying for a few years. It’s still green. I made this candle holder this morning. Hot off the lathe you could say. I decided at the time I was taking the bark off to leave some on. I like the contrast it gave to the holder.That’s where the questions come in. Since this is green wood before I do any finishing to it do I leave it alone for months and then finish it up? Also what finish would be best to put on these? Tung Oil, stain and spray finish? I want to make lots of these and I’m worried that the wood will split and I’ll be wasting my time. Course along the way I’ll be trying some lathe designs.
Thanks for any information!
This is what happened within hours after I lathed it. Bummer!