|Project by OakHill||posted 02-25-2014 05:11 PM||1696 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
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 and4.) 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.
-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com