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#1 posted 07-13-2017 09:39 PM

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.

- Thunderhorse

I get the appeal.

FWIW, when I bring in a piece to my wife that I used shine juice, she says it smells nice. If I do the same with danish/BLO, I am told to take it back outside. :)

I’m contemplating making a small finishing booth to keep the dust off the pieces while the oil-based finish dries, since I don’t have a clean room in my garage. Another reason to prefer a fast drying finish.

-- Barry,

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