Wooden Vase Finishing Fixture

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Project by OakHill posted 186 days ago 925 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A special fixture was designed for use throughout the entire finishing operation. Because of the shape of the vase, it needed to be handled carefully during these various steps in the process. All the steps can be accomplished with no hands touching any surface.

These steps included 1.) wood grain filler, 2.) two coats of stain, 3.) three coats of ‘Wipe-On’ on Poly and

4.) final inspection and touchup.

The fixture consists of three components: a base fixture, a holding & rotation arm, a transfer tool.

Because of the profiles of the vase it was advantageous to be able to rotate it so that light reflecting off the surface would help during application in order to obtain an even finish.

To place the vase on a drying rack, a transfer tool was held against the bottom while the rotation arm was pulled away from the base fixture, turned upright and placed onto the drying rack. All done hands free. Note: the bottom only has one coat of stain and was completed as the first step.

To see the finished wooden vase:
To see the sanding fixture:

-- John, Illinois,

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#1 posted 186 days ago

I like a man who takes the time to build the jigs he needs for the task at hand. Good thinking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 186 days ago


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 184 days ago

Excellent thinking to make life easier.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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