Had the Day off and decided to finish up some projects sitting around. I finished each of them differently for the fun of it and trying to find that outstanding finish - endless chase....
Picture 1 - this was a rather bland (light yellow) wood when i finished it so i put on a light coat of Analine dye sanded down some with 400 grit and put
on several coats of laquer - now waiting a week or so to dry well and probably will leave it alone at that point
Picture 2 - Same kind of bland wood - light black analine and sanded well with 320 - then red analine and sanded lightly with 400 - then yellow analine
lightly on and lightly sanded again - several coats of laquer - waiting to dry and will be complete.
Picture 3 - Experimenting with some more bland pine again - finished turned in one session - then placed in oil soak for a week solid - taken out every
other day and wet sandeding over the container with 320 wet/dry and oil - then back to soak - In the picture it had been out of the soak for
the day and i hand rubbed in a couple coats of antique oil on it - letting it sit out in the open in my garage to see if it will dry without
cracking. Im going to leave it now for 24hrs without doing anything to see how it goes.........
Picture 4 - small turning from scrap wood - just sanded to 320 and 5 coats of laquer on - sitting to dry now - the crack at the pith happened before i
turned it but for the fun of it i put CA on it and turned it anyway - My intent was to use it for other experimental finishing but one of the kids
liked it even with the crack so I just finished it out for them.
Picture 5 - Just a picture of my friend - Mr. Steady - which has saved me alot of grief in turning..........
Any thoughts or comments from the gang ??