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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 03-06-2010 09:51 PM 6779 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 for about$ 21 a quart plus $12 shipping.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 02:34 PM

Never heard of it, but sounds worth a try.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 12:09 AM

My fireplace mantel is finished with Velvitoil. It’s really easy to apply, and gives a really nice finish. However, it does tend to yellow the wood a bit after a while, and may need to be re-applied occasionally.

-- Gerry,

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#3 posted 11-10-2010 01:06 AM

Where do you find that? (Velvitoil) or is it a mix of things.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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