Cherry Bowl

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 11-06-2012 02:42 AM 1477 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas is coming and I will have to work hard to finish all the orders that I have. This is a cherry bowl that is 14 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Finish is 90% satin lacquer and 10% acetone. When finish is cured I buff by hand. Sanded up to 320 grit this piece is silky smooth. One day when I have time I will put a blog together with the tree to finished project process.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 03:29 AM

Jeff: Fantastic bowl.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 03:09 PM

Nice work Jeff.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 03:29 AM

Jeff, I would like to know more about the Lacquer and Acetone finish. How do you apply and any other data you can provide. As far as your project goes it is beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 02:16 PM

Sedcokid – I mix 9 parts of lacquer to 1 part of acetone to make my finish. I use either satin or gloss lacquer depending on the sheen I want on the piece. If the wood has a lot of open grain I will use sanding sealer as a first coat of finish. I apply all my finishes by hand with lint free tee shirt material. I do use plastic gloves to protect my hands. Each coat of finish is allowed to completely dry. Before additional coats of finish are applied the piece is sanded with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Most pieces receive 3-4 coats of finish. I store the lacquer/acetone finish in a metal can and make it up in small batches. Key to a good finish is a dust free environment. I have a metal trash can with a tight fitting lid that all the used rags and gloves go into. l

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 02:32 AM

Thanks for the information Jeff, I will plan on making up some. I would imagine that with acetone in the receipe the Lacquer mix dries very fast.

Thanks again!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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