I always play around with finishes with my projects and find like most of us I like certain products and other ones not so much. The finishes I use most all the time now adays is oil finishes - laquer - Ren wax
Picture 1 - dyed green coffee mug sleeve - finished with analine dye and 5 coats of laquer -0000 between the coats and final coat - EEE
applied with lathe running at about 1200rpm - let dry for 30min and hand buff lightly
Picture 2-3 - Some scrap pine turned coffee mugs sleeves - DO applied 3 coats with 0000 between each - then 4-5 coats ML Campbell laquer with 0000 between
each - then Ren Wax applied as above - much higher gloss than the green one
Picture 4 - Mug sleeve with two coats of DO on - will go with three and then some type of finish
Picture 5 - Another sleeve with first coat of Formby Tung - sanded in with 400 - wiped well and out drying - finish unknown yet
Picture 6 - Two larger vessels with analine dye - several coats of Deft laquer - 0000 between each coat - coat 3 drying on each - finish unknown
Picture 7 - Small NIP vessel - oil/varnish appled - now drying out
Picture 8 - Large vessel 2' long - sanded to 600 with MS - now drying - finish pending
My common finish that I like is with oil as the first few coats and then on to laquer and finishing them in semi gloss to gloss finish. Sanding and/or using 0000 between
coats of finish. Wax is always Ren wax when I do use it - sometimes the last coat of laquer looks great and I leave it.
Question: I am wondering how other turners are finishing their turnings using oils and laquer ???????