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    Misc. projects what I learned and a question ?

    I have not had much time to turn and do anything in the garage until the other day I had about 1/2 the day free and spent it playing around with some turnings. I like to finish things a bit differently each time to get a feel for other finishes. Overall, I favor two types of finishes - Oil finish with wax buffing or Laquer

    1 - Apple Green small vessel - sanded to 320, two coats of Formby's
    0000 steel wooled - 3 coats of spray gloss laquer

    2- Large Finial for another project - sanded to 500 and 1 coat of 3 of
    Formby's that ill apply - then 0000 and spray laquer to match the project

    3&4 - Very dry Buckeye vessel - 3 coats of Waterlox - now drying and will
    get 0000 rub and several coats of spray laquer

    5 - Olive wood vessel - sanded to 320-wet sanded with Formbys to 500, 600
    and finally 1000 grit - very very smoot finish - now drying

    6&7 - Small vase of yellow canadian Cedar - sanded to 320 and 2 coats of
    Waterlox so far - thinking ill just buff with tripoli/WD and then
    Reniassance wax finish

    8.9&10 - Older project Walnut - large vase 12 1/2 x 12 approx - 3 coats of
    Danish oil -4 sealer coats of laquer sealer and many coats of spray
    gloss laquer

    Question on Laquer finish on the large project pictures 8-10 - the project was sprayed off the lathe - what is the best way to finish the laquer if you want to knock it down a bit to get rid of roughness ??? steel wool and Reniassance wax or ??

    Also im thinking on the project that was wet sanded wet to 1000 ill just apply Renissance wax and buff - the surface is incrediably smoot now and a very nice sheen to it

    Looking to see how other deal with Laquer finishes besides the way im doing it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Green_Apple.jpg   Large_Finial.jpg   Buckeye-1.jpg   Buckeye-2.jpg   Olive.jpg  

    Small_Vase-1.jpg   Small-Vase-2.jpg   Walnut-1.jpg   Walnut-2.jpg   Walnut-3.jpg  

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    Nice stuff, Dan. Your pyrography looks great.

    My preferred method for lacquer is to build up 5 or 6 light coats (or 10 or 12 or whatever), wet sand with 600 grit, then buff with Don Pencil's PL compound with an 8" wheel at about 800 RPM. (The PL compound works better at relatively low buffing speeds.) Tripoli and white diamond produce essentially the same look, but that's two steps instead of one, so I like using the PL instead. Then I follow that up with Renaissance wax.
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    Dan glad to see you got some turning time in.Great looking pieces by the way. Lately my way of finishing is Danash oil followed by 2 coats shallac, then 4 or 5 coats lacquar. knock the lacquar down with steel wool, wax and buff.

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    Wow, you sure got a lot done in 1/2 a day
    I like them all but the last one is just beautiful
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    Good stuff Dan. You have been busy. Good to see you got some turning time.
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    That time on the lathe paid off That little green dude just facinates me...I have some green dye......
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    Jim............I used a blue water base analine - sanded back with 320 and then applied analine yellow.

    Thanks for the suggestions - I do have PL compound although I have not used it but once or twice - I may go the route Vaughn mentioned. Either way ill post picture in the future of the finished pot

    Thanks Dan
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    Some gorgeous stuff there Dan
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    Thanks for showing the great pieces.

    The pyography worked very well on that piece.

    Enjoy,

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    Jim and all..........thanks..............I use a small Optima 1 wood burner
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