Like alot of wood turners i get that darn tear out on my turnings. I get it on the outside and the inside but i find the inside is harder to deal with. I use a newly sharpen gouge or a large bowl scrapper with very light cuts but sometimes you still end up with tear out. What i have found that works best is one of the following:
- 50/50 Laquer/Laquer Thinner on those areas and then recut
- Shellac spray can on the spots and recut
- Liquid acrylic floor wax
From the above i use mostly the laquer - thinner dilution as it is easy to use and quick to dry. After the finish cuts i can then sand thru the grits and finish it out.
I read on the AAW forum about using alot of special products - glues diluted down - waxes - other thinners etc but i perfer not having to spend money on something i can make up with the materials i already have.
One of the people on the forum (AAW) sent me a private message and disagreed with me that liquid acrylic floor wax would work......I messaged back asking if he had every tried it - he wrote back stating "no" but stated that the chemical properties in the product would not allow the fibers to stiffen correctly for a finishing cut - I message back again asking which specific properties was he refering to and stated he should try it first before he condems the use of it.............I on the other hand have tried it because i had some here and home and it works - not a perfect solution but a workable one non the less. I simply dab it on and let it dry well - then lightly take a few finish cuts and walllllllla - then sand well and all reminants disappear.
Anybody else with thoughts on tear out ????