|Project by TheDane||posted 72 days ago||661 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
This bowl is black walnut and measures 160mm (6 1/4”) in diameter and 58mm (2 1/4”) high.
The finish is 9 coats of CA, buffed and waxed.
I followed a finishing schedule that Eddie Castelin (http://www.eddiecastelin.com) has been showing in his UStream and YouTube videos. I used two coats of Deft sanding lacquer (thinned 50/50), sanding through the grits (80 to 240) between coats. After the second seal coat, I sanded through 800 grit, and wiped the piece down with CA accelerator on a paper towel. I then applied 3 coats of thin CA, sanded with 800 grit, cleaned the surface with CA accelerator, and did three more coats of thin CA. Sanded with 800 grit again, cleaned the surface with CA accelerator, and did the last three coats of thin CA. I followed the CA by buffing with white diamond, then carnauba wax on the Beall System.
The finishing procedure sounds a lot tougher than it is … it only took a little over an hour to do the CA.
The pictures don’t do it justice. I was surprised by the chatoyance, and happy with the hard surface … it looks like it was dipped in plastic.
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