Picture #1 - turned by a relative on vacation here and insisted on wanting it
thick and wanted to turn it to finish in one session........oooook i thought but acutally it turned out better than i thought with only a small amount of warping on one edge. It was soaked well each day for 4-5 days (his idea) and wiped down after each coat and has been sitting for 3 1/2 months now. Should have been twice turned but he loves it and im going to buff it up and ship it out to him.
Picture 2-3 - Olive wood vessel completly finished - 3 coats of waterlox, 000, and Ren wax rubbed on by hand and buffed off
Picture 4- Small light wood shallow bowl - sanded to 600 and will coat with 3 coats of waterlox and buff - issue was it was turned very thin and was difficult to sand due to the warping but still looks good.
Picture 5 - Walnut vessel - 2nd coat of waterlox on - pores very open on it so im thinking of filling and knocking down several times with 50/50 laquer and laquer thinner. then onto several top coats of spray laquer. I did sand for a long period of time but the pores remain. I think once filled and a smooth finish it should look great
Picture 6 and 7 are a vase that was oiled and buffed and looks great but the bottom was made a bit to small so it can topple easy even if you blow on it. I
really did not pay any attention to the steep backing and narrow base when i was turning it and just make it how I thought it would look the best. It should have been wider at the bottom to account for being top heavy.
In pictures 8-9 is another one with a wider base that ill finish the same way.