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Project by Mike001 posted 933 days ago 682 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Note to self don’t stop in the middle of a bowl to sleep. I did the bottom, put a coat of “Crystle Coat” and chucked it up to do the inside in the morning. Came out in the morning and it had cracked/checked in at least three places. Talked to a local turner and he said use this (after you seal the cracks with a thin, wicking CA glue…) a new General waterbased turning finish. After few coats of CA in the cracks, I finished the bowl. Beautiful red…and shiny with the new finish. The checks seem to have stopped. I’ve done a dozen other bowls before this one, but always finished them at one “sitting.”

-- "Always with Honor"





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#1 posted 931 days ago

That is a Gorgeous color. And nice save!

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#2 posted 931 days ago

Wow – your guite a turner! You need to let me know what finish your using.

-- TimV

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#3 posted 931 days ago

I used General Finishes Wood Turners Water Based Clear Finish. It’s a hybrid of urethane and waterbased ingredients…they tell me. Really easy. Soaks in fast on the first coat and raises the grain a bit. After a light 3-400 sanding you can pile as many coats as you want for depth. This bowl had about 4.
Comes in an 8oz squirt bottle or cans for spraying. I haven’t been a fan of water based finishes, but this seems to have sealed the checks and dries very quickly without the buffing like the shellac/wax types.

-- "Always with Honor"

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