Turned a few bowls today and finished out a couple of them. I have attached pictures to show them and ask a few questions about them.
My first attempt at stone inlay
A couple of the pics show some inlay work - one has Turquiose inlay and the other red coral (there were very bad defects in the areas due to wood rot and rather than throw them out i filled them with stone). Anybody doing anything else when they have nice bowls and run into bad spots ?? I thought epoxy and color but the stone looks fairly nice when finished over.
Teak Bowl Finish ?
Ok my bigger issue and question........The teak bowl (pic below) has a very open type grain (porus or whatever term ) and looking at it prior to finishing i was thinking about fillers but im not sure as i have never used fillers In the picture it shows with one coat of Danish oil and while it looks nice im thinking i may not be finishing this the way one should finish teak wood .............anybody know a good way to finish teak ????
Recently bought a airbrush sprayer and im have tried spraying acrylic out of it and found i had to cut it to about 50/50 to get it to spray well but the finish was very hard and fast drying. I used 3M to take down the first coat and then applied one more coat......wondering what other peoples experience is with spaying acrylic???
Currently most of my turnings get finished the following way:1). I sand thru 400 grit,
2). Then apply a couple coats (sometimes several) of oil which is usually
Danish oil. I do use Linseed oil and others from time to time. I rub down
between the coats and let dry for a day or so at a time.
3). Then i apply by hand a mixutre of Danish/Turpen/Varnish (1/3 mix). I let
each coat dry for a day or longer between coats and use 3M to take
down between coats. Finishing off with the 3rd or 4th coat.
I dont own a buffing system with the waxes (beal etc-) so i was wondering what other methods others are using for finishing there turnings??