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OK it's getting cold in NH and I am wondering about finishing my bowl when the temp is around 50. Any thoughts?
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OK it's getting cold in NH and I am wondering about finishing my bowl when the temp is around 50. Any thoughts?
Depending on the finish I finish all the way down to freezing. Lacquer you could go much lower. What you have to keep in mind is a finish that might dry hard overnight might take several days to dry the farther it gets below 50. It also stays wet longer so the area you finish needs to be a lot cleaner. It's best to apply the finish when you are done for the day so you can get out of the shop away from it. An epoxy finish is another story. I would stay within the guidelines the directions recommend.
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OK it's getting cold in NH and I am wondering about finishing my bowl when the temp is around 50. Any thoughts?
Read the finishing instructions on the label. Some finishes like lacquer will develop a permanent blush at cold temperatures and high humidity. Some varnishes will not cure properly at low temperature under some conditions. I suggest taking the finish and the turning indoors for a few hours to warm them up. Then you can go outdoors to quickly apply the finish then bring it back indoors.

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My main shop during the winter can get down to 10 degrees except my warm room I keep heated. In my Main Shop I have a 2500 Watt 220 volt Infer/Red heater mounted on a angle on the ceiling above my work bench. The Infer-Red heat does not heat air and will only heat the bench surface, materials on top and me to nice and warm. At the same time the rest of the shop stays cold. No wasted heat going out the roof and walls. I would have to insulate my whole shop to be able to heat it right and winter is only 4-5 months long in Eastern Washington 50 Miles from Canada. Using the IR Heater I can do a lot of stuff I could never do with out the heater.
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i finish my bowls with paste wax and a heat gun in a heated shop
i'm sure it would work as well in an unheated shop

i use minwax finishing wax.
a little heat in the wax and use a flux brush to apply the melted wax.
brush it on the bowl and heat as needed to flow out

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don't mind the lack of belt guard, using my father's 1952 delta homecraft lathe :)

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good to know. i use chrome and the photosuckit fix extension. i see all photosuckit pics and google pics. obviously google doesn't work in forums either

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the op was asking how to finish in an unheated garage, i supplied him with a means to do so


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We use a pair of brooder light bulbs in clamp-on fixtures and they works pretty well to keep things warm.
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