Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Another Burr Elm practise piece.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cotswolds, UK
    Posts
    629

    Another Burr Elm practise piece.

    _________Just trialing differing finishes, this one just friction polish.

    _________ _____ click on image for larger view
    _______________Burr Elm 155mm
    _________
    _________And what do you do with the bit out of the middle that you could not bring yourself to turn into shavings.

    _________ _____ click on image for larger view
    _______________Burr Elm
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

    Bits & Pieces Gallery
    My Web Site

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    2,668
    Good use of the middle part. I am not a big fan of the friction finish but this piece turned out pretty nice.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    618
    Lovely piece of wood, Chas. Really like what you did with it and a great save of the center piece.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cotswolds, UK
    Posts
    629
    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    .... I am not a big fan of the friction finish but this piece turned out pretty nice.
    What particularly about the friction (shellac) finish don't you like Mohammad, does it not hold up well to use, I've been using it just lately as trial instead of my usual sanding sealer and wax on the basis that most of our good furniture is French polished, which is in essence the same substance. Interested to know if there is a problem with turnings so treated.
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

    Bits & Pieces Gallery
    My Web Site

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    191
    Looks good! I esp. like the tealight holder - I think I'll try one in a similar style!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cotswolds, UK
    Posts
    629
    Quote Originally Posted by Gari Biasillo View Post
    .....- I think I'll try one in a similar style!
    Does not show up well in the picture, but it has a little foot about 1/10" & 2/3 of the diameter which together with a slight rising taper to the edge "floats it" somewhat.
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

    Bits & Pieces Gallery
    My Web Site

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    That sure is pretty wood, Chas, and both the bowl and candle holder came out very nicely. Well done.

    In my limited experience, it seems the friction finishes I've applied, which quick, have not been as durable as some of the others I've used, notably Minwax Antique Oil and lacquer.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    2,668
    Chas, I have limited amount of experience with different wood finishes so it is difficult to comment on the durability etc of a particular wood finish. I was speaking in terms of the visual results that I have been able to achieve with the friction polish. I have used two types of friction polish, first one was Hut's Crystal coat liquid and the second was Shellawax/EEE cream. I liked the shine and sheen produced by the Shellawax/EEE more than the Crystal coat but prefer oil over either one.

    Friction polish seems like the most easiest finish to apply on a turned object, yet for some reason I haven't been able to produce the desired (or advertised) results. This could simply be due to the lack of finishing expertise. I realize that a particular type of wood or project may call for a specific finish and you can only learn that by trial and I'd be very interested to know the results of your trials.

    I guess in the end it all comes down to your personal preference.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cotswolds, UK
    Posts
    629
    Mohammad, In the UK anything referred to as friction polish is invariably just shellac in a spirit base, easy to make up yourself if not on the shelf.

    This is typical: http://www.chestnutproducts.co.uk/re...p?cat=Polishes

    Apply with cloth, and whilst cloth is still damp burnish surface to build up depth of coat, with cloth constantly moving to avoid build up streaks slowly increase pressure as the solvent evaporates until you get a hard gloss surface.
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

    Bits & Pieces Gallery
    My Web Site

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Goodland, Kansas
    Posts
    4,834
    Chas that is a great looking tea light. I really like the form on yours. Well done.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

Similar Threads

  1. Any news about Jim Burr?
    By Toni Ciuraneta in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-28-2015, 05:29 PM
  2. Burr Oak
    By Jeff Bower in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-28-2011, 01:41 PM
  3. A 1 piece pen masquerading as a 2 piece pen!
    By Mack Cameron in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-23-2011, 09:12 PM
  4. HBD Jim Burr
    By Chuck Thoits in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-02-2010, 01:41 PM
  5. Trial piece of Elm Burr
    By Chas Jones in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-08-2008, 07:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •