Open Segment Project "Interwoven"

Glenn McCarron

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well i like a glass like finish on my turnings which involve building up layers of laquer the sanding smooth through the grits to about 3000 grit wet and dry then polishing with t-cut to get a perfect finish, with open segmented turning you carnt do that,
Martyn, I for one would be very interested in following along to see how you do the finish you talk about. It would be a great addition to the "Follow Along Projects" thread. You could take a picture and explain each step as well as listing the products & grits you are using. Just a thought.
 

mfisher

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Martyn.
Glenn had a great idea. I also would be interesting in learning more about finish methods. Putting a finish on my project is not one of my strong areas.
 

martyn

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ok ill try and record the process when i get to finishing my current project ive already finish the feature ring just need to make a vessel to carry it, thankyou for you interest 20170515_064101.jpg
 

Glenn McCarron

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At last report I was finishing my bowl with what I thought to be a comparable product to what Bob had suggested. Bob suggested the Deft clear wood finish, water based gloss. Instead I used Varathane Diamond wood finish, water based gloss. I had sprayed concentrating on the holes and once dry I sanded back the surface. When I sprayed the surface I was not very happy with how the layer looked. It was more like an orange peel finish as the varnish seemed to spit. I tried it on a scrap piece of wood as well just to show you what I was getting.
I ended up spraying the product into a cup and applying it with a cloth. So far I am happy with the finish. I will sand it with 600 grit next and do 1 or 2 more coats. I took a closeup picture of my bowl to see what you folks think. Should I continue or sand it back and get a different product. The reason I didn't use the Deft was that I could not find it here.

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Glenn McCarron

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Glenn what you used I believe is a Polyurethane. The stuff I used was an acrylic lacquer
Your probably right. The can does not say what it is other than what's on the label. I didn't dig far enough to go find the material data sheet to see what the base ingredients are.
 

Glenn McCarron

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Another day and another coat of finish. I sanded lightly at 600 again and applied the finish with a cloth as before. This should be the last coat. Up next will be to part it off, reverse chuck it and turn the bottom. May not get to that for a few days unless plans change.
 

Bobsturnery

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Hi Glenn and Everyone,
Some time ago I purchased a book called "Wood Finishing 101 by Bob Flexner". This book has now become my bible for understanding wood finishing. The book covers understanding finishes, wiping varnish, oil/varnish blends, polyurethane, water base finishes, rattlecan finishing and blending your own finishes from whats available on the market. I recommend you get a copy or get one from your local library to browse, it will be well worth it. Published by Popular Woodworking Books USA
 

Glenn McCarron

PRO Member
Hi Glenn and Everyone,
Some time ago I purchased a book called "Wood Finishing 101 by Bob Flexner". This book has now become my bible for understanding wood finishing. The book covers understanding finishes, wiping varnish, oil/varnish blends, polyurethane, water base finishes, rattlecan finishing and blending your own finishes from whats available on the market. I recommend you get a copy or get one from your local library to browse, it will be well worth it. Published by Popular Woodworking Books USA
Thank you for that Bob. I checked my local library branch and it is available. And only about 4KM from me. Bonus.
 

Glenn McCarron

PRO Member
This is how I reversed chucked the bowl. I put on an MDF disc using my faceplate. I turned a small grove that just fit inside my bowl to centre it up. I then used Electrical tape to hold the bowl secure.

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