Has anyone tried Velvit oil? I met a turner at the art festival in Tubac,Az in Feb and she finished all her work with it. She said she sands to about 600 in the lathe and then takes the piece out to finish it. She soaks the piece with velvit oil for about 30 minutes until it will absorb no more and then sands with 400 wet/dry paper and the sanding particles fill the pores of the wood. She wipes off the excess and then lets it dry for 24hrs. then she finishes the pieces with Trewax and buffs. They looked and felt great.
I was wondering if anyone had tried it on green wood to see if the soaking with oil kept the turning more stable as it dried?
I found that you can get it from Velvitoil.com for about$ 21 a quart plus $12 shipping.
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