Turned Bowls with Endurovar
Attached is a picture of three bowls that I finished with General Finishes "Enduro-Var" water based urethane - semi-gloss. The bowl wood, from bottom to top is: spalted maple, ash, ginko. Next time that I buy the "Enduro-Var" will be "flat" sheen. I am not a fan of the semi-gloss. It makes the finish look "synthetic" or plastic. I use polishing compounds to remove any surface imperfections and the surface becomes very smooth. I believe that the finish is very durable and strong and builds up very nicely. The ginko bowl surface is much stronger with the finish on. Ginko is typically a very soft wood prone to denting/impressions. The finish stiffened up the structure of the wood on the ash bowl, which has very thin walls (you can see the translucence of the wood at the bowl top. This is a nice feature.