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09-22-2019 11:30 PM

Hi ,I sign my work at least what I will admit to. I use a fine sharpie or a paint pen and i finish with shellac. What can i cover the sharpie of paint pen with, shellac dissolves the ink. Thanks Mike


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#1 posted 09-22-2019 11:54 PM

Standard issue polyurethane will do the trick.

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#2 posted 09-23-2019 05:29 AM

ok thanks

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#3 posted 09-23-2019 03:57 PM

Pencil

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#4 posted 09-23-2019 04:51 PM

I use a rubber stamp with my logo on it and just hit it with lacquer or poly without issue.

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#5 posted 09-23-2019 05:44 PM

ok thanks

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#6 posted 09-23-2019 09:28 PM

I would have name, etc printed up on sticky labels. Some use a branding iron

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#7 posted 09-23-2019 10:34 PM

I use a branding iron. Accepts any finish.

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#8 posted 09-23-2019 11:19 PM

when I sign I put name date and type of wood. you can’t do that with a branding iron

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#9 posted 09-23-2019 11:37 PM

when I sign I put name date and type of wood. you can t do that with a branding iron

- Karda

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#10 posted 09-23-2019 11:56 PM

I don’t need to sign my work I can recognize my work any day.

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#11 posted 09-24-2019 06:05 AM

I use a wood burner.

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#12 posted 09-24-2019 07:02 AM

I’ll stick with the poly

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#13 posted 09-24-2019 11:05 AM

I use poly to cover and protect the Sharpie signature.

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#14 posted 09-24-2019 11:22 AM

Will shellac work okay over poly? I’ve never tried that and I seem to recall reading that poly and shellac together can have issues but I think that was poly over shellac. I think that I would try it on some scraps to make sure that it adheres well before putting it on a finished bowl.

I was just reading on Turn a Wood Bowl that this pen or this one works better than a Sharpie though I have not tried it yet.

There is some good information about turning bowls on the Turn a Wood Bowl sight, BTW.

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#15 posted 09-24-2019 12:05 PM

A waterbased finish will not dissolve paint or ink. I use an airbrush with wb to cover the bottom after signing.

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