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#1 posted 07-13-2017 03:56 PM



Woodturners seem to have a particular obsession for fast drying shiny finishes. I ve experimented with this kind of finish, and it works well for drying fast and being reasonably shiny. It seems to me that once you get to a certain point, additional layers add a bit of thickness but don t add any more shine. The big plus is that once you pull the piece from the lathe, it d pretty much done.

- SignWave

That’s the appeal to me. I am under no illusion that the work I currently produce is high art. I took a long time off and got a new lathe so I am getting back up to speed. Many days, I just want to go out to the shop and make a thing, start to finish and take inside and show to my wife. Especially since I don’t have AC and its 473 degrees in south Texas this time of year.

If/when I get up to higher quality output, I would certainly look into a wider variety or finishes that are more suited to specific items or give better results.

But, bang for the buck (and time investment) this is hard to beat and a step up over Danish/BLO.

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