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I have some bowls that I turned and used mineral oil when sanding works great to keep the dust down and makes for some fast sanding as well. To my question can I put anything over the top of these bowls the oil is taking on a dry look although I realize mineral oil never really dries. varnish or schellac thanks for helping out.

Jerry
 

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Shellac would make a good barrier coat or finish over the bowls however you need to wash as much of the mineral oil out of the wood as possible first. Lacquer thinner would be a good solvent to use. I would recommend in the future if you are going to use a film finish over your turned wood that you don't use mineral oil on it.
 

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Thanks guys For small utility bowls that people know that they have to maintain MO works great. Just had some bowl that have been around awhile and need a face lift was not sure if you could just go over the top without it being a royal pita.

Jerry
 
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