This is my latest top out of walnut, and I'm starting to be more or less pleased by how they're coming out. I think the combination of 19-gauge and 28-gauge wire burns is about right, and the finish is darn nice. I'm really enjoying turning the walnut as a wood, it cuts nice and cleanly without splintering or other bad behaviour. Tearout is very limited, and if I'm careful with my finishing passes I don't get any at all. These are just lightly sanded with 320-grit after the cutting tools, then wire-burned and finished with HUT Crystal Coat. A very simple, fun woodturning project that I can knock out in about fifteen minutes each, or a little less if I don't want to apply all the detail. But who hurries with something like this?