Open Segment Project "Interwoven"

Discussion in 'Follow Along Projects' started by Glenn McCarron, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    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.
     
  2. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
  3. martyn

    martyn PRO Member

    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
     
  4. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Martyn, I look forward to watching the process.
     
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    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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  6. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mice Glenn
     
  7. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Glenn what you used I believe is a Polyurethane. The stuff I used was an acrylic lacquer
     
  8. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    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.
     
  9. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    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.
     
  10. martyn

    martyn PRO Member

    glenn it looks really nice the colour really pop
     
  11. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Martyn. It's always fun when you apply the finish to see the colour shine through.
     
  12. martyn

    martyn PRO Member

    yes its great isn't it
     
  13. Bobsturnery

    Bobsturnery 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
     
  14. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you for that Bob. I checked my local library branch and it is available. And only about 4KM from me. Bonus.
     
  15. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for the reference. Finishing is one of many areas I need to improve on.
     
  16. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

  17. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Still waiting to see the finished product in the gallery
     
  18. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    I had hoped to part it off this morning but things got in the way once again. Hopefully soon.
     
  19. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Well it finally happened. My bowl has been separated from the waste block.

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  20. Glenn McCarron

    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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