For those who have built open segment vessels, what is your favorite finish, for open segment? Besides rattle can lacquer?
I am just turning my first open segment bowl as a learning exercise, and there is lots to learn! Any tips on type of finish and method of application would be much appreciated, eg. on the segment surface between segments. Also, method for keeping glue from spoiling finish in between segments.
If pieces go flying it is probably because you are turning the top ring. It is best if you don’t touch an open segment ring until it is locked in place the next ring. At that time, it will turn as if it was a closed segment ring.Thanks for your reply. I did manage to complete the bowl despite some pieces taking flight around the shop. By some miracle I found all of the pieces and glued it back together complete with obvious flaws to a keen eye. The smart brain in me kept saying "stop now and sand" but the guy with the 2 horns kept saying "no you can turn a little more". For future reference I now who was correct. As I had hoped it was a good learning exercise! Just to put some kind of finish on it I used shellac. I used a qtip to get between the pieces but it sure was slow and frustrating. Next time I will try the pipe cleaners to try and eliminate the glue and a spray finish.