Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
you can sand the ph while it is spinning. Make sure you go to at least 400 grit. Use a lacquer or quick dry varnish to seal it while it is on the lathe. Use a small piece of paper towel or a small square of cloth. If you have either of the finishes in an aerosol can, spray it on the cloth and then wipe it on while it's spinning. It will dry within 10-15 seconds. Put on several coats to build up a good layer. This will help to seal up all the fine pores in the wood. You can leave it like that or you can buff it if you are able to. I use it all the time in my peppermills in layers with other wood and the finish brings out the purple color very nicely, and I haven't had it fade with time.