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Laminated Walnut Bowl #2: Finishing up the outside

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Blog entry by kweinert posted 07-20-2012 11:59 PM 3138 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After I got home from work today I headed out to the hot (over 100F) workshop to complete the outside. I started sanding and then I got the gouge out again because I figured it would be easier to smooth off the top while it was in its most stable position.

I then worked up from 150 to 320 sandpaper, but while doing the 320 I noticed that I hadn’t quite gotten the transition from the body to the lip good enough. So I put down the 320 and picked up the 150 again and worked on that spot. Got it to where I thought it looked good and then went back up through the grits, finishing at 400. Used a bit of acetone (because it turns out I am needing to pick up some mineral spirits) to wipe off the dust and get it out of the pores.

Here’s what she looks like unfinished:

To finish it off I used Doctor’s Woodworks woodturner’s finish (walnut oil, carnuba wax, and shellac) putting on 3 coats with a bit of 0000 steel wool in between.

The outside is looking pretty good (at least it is to me):

Now it’s off to reverse it and finish off the inside. Then it’ll be back to the outside to take off the glue block and put the final touches on it.

-- Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the person.



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Alexandre

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 12:01 AM

WOW
Thats huge!

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kweinert

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 12:11 AM

Well, maybe just too close up :) It’s only a Jet 10×14 so it’s just under 10” at the top. I was just trying to get a closeup on the finish.

When it’s completed I’ll post some pictures that will give a better idea of the scale.

-- Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the person.

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 12:23 AM

You did a great job. How does the inside look and how did you finish off the bottom?

Arlin

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murch

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 06:11 AM

Coming along nicely. You would never see the glue lines unless they were pointed out to you.
Looking good.

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