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First coat of finish completed

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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 07-28-2010 02:36 AM 910 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the first coat of finish put on my turned Mexican pot and it looks good. The finish is dry in this photo and I will now sand with 600 grit wet paper and then put another coat of finish on the piece.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.



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Roper

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 02:52 AM

very nice pot, how big is it and what kind of finish are you using?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 02:55 AM

Roper – it is 14 inches across and 8 inches deep. I use a mixture of 1/3 high gloss poly, 1/3 high gloss tung oil and 1/3 mineral spirits. Will normally go 4-6 coats and then buff it out when the finish is completely cured.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Alan Van Art

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 03:42 AM

Very nice work. I like it very much.

-- Alan Van Art

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 04:45 AM

That is beautiful work.

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Karson

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 05:07 AM

Cool looking pot.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 05:37 AM

Looks great, looking forward to seeing it after it is all done! Wonderful job!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Gary Fixler

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 05:00 PM

Very pretty, Jeff. Wasn’t this a big green block recently, though? Was it fully dry before you did the finishing?

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 09:07 PM

Great looking turning.

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

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#9 posted 07-28-2010 09:28 PM

Gary, several of us cut up the tree a little over three months ago – the tree had been taken down late October last year. The wood was not entirely dry during the turning process, but was dry enough to put finish on when I completed turning the piece.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Eagle1

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 11:53 AM

Beautiful piece. The grain is fantastic.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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