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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 01-20-2019 12:00 AM 424 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Patrickgeddes14

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01-20-2019 12:00 AM

Finishing a project is my weakness. I’d like to hear what some of you would do to this vase I turned, I’d also like to know if you guys would use anything but a roughing gouge for the vase, that’s all I used. Link…https://youtu.be/pmilP0_ozfQ


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#1 posted 01-20-2019 08:15 PM

I think what you did looks pretty darn good. I wouldn’t stain it at all — maybe just oil the exterior with BLO or some sort of Danish oil. You may want to consider a different tool if you tackle hollowing out the inside.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#2 posted 01-21-2019 01:45 AM

No stain here either. BLO or Tung oil.
Neat vase.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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#3 posted 01-21-2019 01:49 AM

I wanna do a stain and then and oil. What’s the difference between Tung and Danish? Also where do I get blo? Aaaand I want to poly it because it want to try and preserve the bark I guess. Not sure if that’s even a good approach but I wanna her some thoughts

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#4 posted 01-21-2019 03:29 PM

I would use a roughing gouge to get it to the point you show, then a skew to smooth it out and remove tearout. How do you plan to hollow it? The wood is still wet and the vase will warp as it dries. You leaving it warped or plan to remount and finish turn?

Finish – depends on what look you want and whether you finish turn it. Need more info

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#5 posted 01-21-2019 03:50 PM

What is tear out? Yes the warped look is fine wothe, what I’m mostly trying to do is get the bark.to stay on long term, can this be somewhat achoeed by lots of.poly?
Iis staining, oiling, then poly too much?

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#6 posted 01-21-2019 06:10 PM


...Also where do I get blo? ...
- Patrickgeddes14

BLO = boiled linseed oil. Available everywhere hardware is sold…

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#7 posted 01-21-2019 06:26 PM



I wanna do a stain and then and oil. What s the difference between Tung and Danish? Also where do I get blo? Aaaand I want to poly it because it want to try and preserve the bark I guess. Not sure if that s even a good approach but I wanna her some thoughts

- Patrickgeddes14

It looks like you got a good finish with the roughing gouge. Just some finish sanding should do it.
I see a crack formed at the top. Is the wood still “green”? If so you will can expect more cracks if you don’t treat it with something to stabilize the moisture. Pentacryl is one form of stabilizer and it should also help retain the bark. Rockler sells a “Wood Juice” probably the same thing I haven’t checked it out. After treating with that you can add your stain or oil.

Danish oil is a mix but the base in Tung oil. Tung oil by itself will cure a little slower than Danish oil. The advantage of Danish oil is that you can get it in colors so you stain and oil in the same process. BLO is boiled linseed oil; without the heat treatment “boiling” linseed oil is very slow to cure. If you want to apply a top coat like poly wait a couple of weeks for the oil finish to cure completely.

-- Les B, Oregon

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