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Hacksaw007

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 07:11 PM

On smaller things like the pens, it works great. I have not had the problems with the finish wearing out. I use a product called “EEE” polish cleaner first and then the Paste Shellawax. I also do not over sand with the higher grits. You can burnish the wood so that it doen’t take the finish so well. I have noted that burnished woods allow the finish to slide over and not sink in as well.

I have done a few small bowls with it on the lathe and had limited sucess. The grainer the wood and the larger it is, the less the wax finishes can work. I have watched turners on u-tube use pure bees wax and that seemed to build, but my experence with it wasn’t what I wanted.

You might try going to a can aresol finish. A great brand is a german finishing company that sells out of Pittsburg. Take a look at this link for an example: http://www.konigtouchup.com/BuyNow/furniturelacquer.html

I hope others have more and better answers to your question, I would also like to know. I am spoiled due to working with conversion varnish at work each day, so I do a lot of my turnings there on break…...

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