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    Finished a few projects using Mezerna compounds

    Have not had a chance to do much with woodturning lately but today I managed to complete a few that have been sitting for several weeks.

    Pic 1-2 - Large Red Euc vase - 15" tall x 6 1/4 wide - multiple coats of my made up DO mixture - dried - buffed with Mezerna compounds - Done

    Pic 3-4 - Smaller unknown wood vessel - 6" tall x 5" wide - same finish

    Pic 5-6 - Smaller Mesquite vessel - 6" tall x 4" wide - same finish

    I Finished all of these the same way using multiple coats of varnish/BLO/MS mixture - letting dry 24hrs between coats - 3-4 coats then let dry for a couple weeks (due to work otherwise 1 week would have worked) - rubbed with medium and fine micromesh - buffed with Med and Fine Mezerna. First time I have done the finishing this simply but it seems to work out very well as long as you have sanded into the higher grits - They were all sanded 220 then the oil applied- 2 coats then the final coat wet sanded thru 600 plus - wiping clean between grits and left to dry (no slurry-grain filling).
    I really like the Mezerna compounds - anyone else using them ? and how are you using them ?

    Thanks Dan
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    Looking good Dan. I had never heard of Menzerna. How is it different from Tripoli and White Diamond?
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    Interesting... you mean Menzerna? Like the car polishes? Do they have a wood line or were you using the car polishes? I know their car polish is high quality.... slightly overpriced, but certainly better quality than the MUCH cheaper polishes you find at every auto parts and Walmart store everywhere.

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    Yep my spelling is off I guess - Menzerna Compounds in 1/2 blocks I bought awhile back online somewhere. The I went to stew mac website and bought some 16-ply canton-weave cotton wheels 12". I like the compounds over the tripoli-WD compounds but ive read articles where some people use them in combinations so I guess its what you like. I have the Tripoli and WD and have used them to but I find these compounds go along way and create a very nice finish.
    It could be the combination of the new wheels (material) and the compounds together so I cant say which is better but with the setup I just really like the results over all.
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    Menzerna does has a line of wood finishing compounds. I don't do a lot of wet rubbing, but it is my material of choice if somebody wants the grand piano type finish. Most of my furniture is dry sanded to 600-800 then rubbed with a towel, after the finish is dry but before it is fully cured/hardened.

    See my web page on achieving various sheens, which includes sources for Menzerna compounds.
    www.solowoodworker.com/wood/sheen.html
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    Looks goos man. I hever heard of it ether, but might have to give it a shot.

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    That looks real good, Dan.

    For those who were wondering, Menzerna compounds are very popular with guitar builders. I believe Grizzly sells the compounds, and Stewart MacDonald (stewmac.com) probably has them, too.
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    I got mine at the website below in 1/2 bars - medium and fine as I remember - Read thru Charlies link im sure it is where I got interested in trying it out.



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