I was delighted to turn a block of myrtle wood. It’s pretty forgiving and a nice olive-y shade. I finished this bowl using a weird technique I read about on the internets where you apply linseed oil and seal it with cyanoacrylate (CA) glue. The two finishes react to make a shiny coat that looks similar to gloss/lacquer. I also added a little burn ring by first cutting a small cove and then burning the wood by rubbing in a piece of black walnut with the lathe at a high rpm (3000 or so).