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    2 firsts!

    My first bowl and my first lidded box:

    Both are from a gifted batch of cedar.



    Dewey

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    Those are really nice firsts. Be sure you keep them and look back.

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    Great looking pieces Dewey. As I said I would date them and keep them for comparison down the road. You will be amazed.
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    Great work Dewey!
    Aloha,

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    Dewey,
    Those are great pieces...
    I have a ton of cedar to get turned up. What do you use for a finish??.. I'm still looking for a good finish for my cedar pieces.
    Chuck
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    For a first you sure are doing very well.....those are great looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    Dewey,
    Those are great pieces...
    I have a ton of cedar to get turned up. What do you use for a finish??.. I'm still looking for a good finish for my cedar pieces.
    Simple,
    2 coats of shellac...wipe it on while on the lathe and then with a clean rag burnish it dry, the Bealle Buff with all three steps. Comes out great.

    I saw your cedar piece and the shellac will bring out the deep rich wood tones. You can do the same exact thing with any of the wiping varnishes if you don't like shellac but the bottom line is you need the first step of your finish needs to penetrate. Does that make sense?
    Dewey

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    yes, make good sense.. I'll have to get some shellac or varnish and give it a try... I have wipe on poly, do you think that will work as well??
    Chuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    yes, make good sense.. I'll have to get some shellac or varnish and give it a try... I have wipe on poly, do you think that will work as well??
    No don't use that stuff... it will look good but smell of poly forever. Only exception is if you seal it after the application.
    Dewey

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    Great looking box Dewey I remember my first one...Bernie got me off my behind and made me finish it....someone at work bought it! They are fast becoming my "go to" thing to have fun with when I dont have time for a big project and need my turning fix. Keep it up
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