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post #1 of 5 Old 12-24-2011, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Very last minute finishing question

I turned a bottle stopper as a gift for my mom 2 days ago (that's pretty early for me). I put a couple of heavy coats of tung oil on it thinking I would just buff it to a low sheen with the Beal system this afternoon. It soaked up the oil fast leaving a fairly porous surface so now I'd like to put something else on it to give a smoother surface I can shine up. WOP? CA? Mylans? Any quick thoughts would be appreciated.
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WOP, shellac, brush lacquer would all work (should) at this point. In the future, check out these finishes: http://www.doctorswoodshop.com/
Very easy to apply and great product.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I would knock down the high spots first form any build up of the tung oil (if any). agree with Sawdust, shellac, lacquer and steel wool between coats till end grain seals up. final coat and buffed.. post a pic would like to see it when its done.

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I've done 2 coats of brush on lacquer sanded in between and I think it's about sealed up. One more coat better do it cause we open gifts tonight. I'll take a pic before I wrap it up. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Okay I said I'd post a pic and I usually forget to but here it is. I gave it to her then brought it back home to finish it up. This was a scrap from a mesquite stump I turned last spring. Lots of tiny little cracks that kept drinking lacquer. I probably applied 15-20 coats, sanded down several times but it finally sealed up. Inlay is turquoise.
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