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Dave W

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PostSubject: Whats your favorite finish for bowls?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:38 pm

I usually go one of two ways. I tend to decide if it will be a for show, or utilitarian piece. On the show pieces I put either an oil on it, or wipe on polly, then when either is dry I take it to the buffing system. On my utility pieces I have been using just walnut oil. I'll put few good coats on until it doesn't want to take anymore oil in.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your favorite finish for bowls?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:06 pm

I've been using rattle can lacquer. I sand/steel wool in between coats. I finish up with a trip to the buffer. It's more work than I would like, but I can get good results with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your favorite finish for bowls?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:32 pm

Hi guys and gals, when I turn a bwl I usually turn it for looks and I use a few coats of myland on it at least so far that is all I have done. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your favorite finish for bowls?   Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:52 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Hey Doug, I think I will try the rattle can method and see if it works for me. What do you put on the ways of your lathe to protect it
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your favorite finish for bowls?   Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:56 am

Nothing.

I usually do it off lathe.

BTW I normally use the Deft. I tried the Rustoleum once, but it would get gummy on me if it got too warm, even weeks after being sprayed. I like the way the semi gloss evens out better than the gloss.
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