Finished up a few more today and as usual I had to play with the finishes.
Pictures 1-2-----Small NE Olive Wood bowl sanded to 320, 2 coats of Waterlox wet sanding with 400,500,600 grit, dried for a couple weeks. Then finished with EEE and Shellawax - For smaller projects I love this stuff
Pictures 3-5 -Canadian Yellow Cedar - turned to about 1/16 - very thin - playing around I guess as I usually do not turn my vessels that thin but the
wood was cutting like butter and I was able to easily turn it. Alot of water came flying off this when I turned it also and I was worried about warping and cracking so I decided to experiment a bit. I turned it to final thickness and then sprayed the inside with MS out of a spray bottle over and over with the lathe running at 1200rpm and watched the MS come out the pores and spray all over. Sanded to 800 and 3 coats of Waterlox over several days, then Bagged and dried for couple months. Finished today by buffing with WD and PL compound then hand rubbed Ren wax and buff by hand.
Pictures 6-7 Taller vessel - Olive wood -end grain hollowed, soaked in oil/varnish mixture for 5 days, sanded to 600 wet/dry, dried for several months and pith stabalized with CA - OOOO steel wooled and then WD buff followed by PL compound.......However, I did not like the dull shine that the PL gave it ..kind of a matt finish really so I rubbed on Ren wax this evening by hand and buffed by hand.....much better. I probably should have used a laquer finish.........ahhhhh well