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#1 posted 02-05-2010 04:25 PM

I have trouble getting the same results all the time with CA. I did try a new way and got the best finish yet. i put a coat of BOL to seal it first. I hand turned the lathe and spread 2 coats of thin ca. i used a plastic bag the parts came in. i then hit it with accelerator. i sanded it smooth with 400 then 600 grit and took a few more scratches out with hut plastic polish. i then put 3 coats using the BLO and medium ca method on youtube only at a little higher speed. the second pulley in on the fast side. that filled in any scratches left and put 2 nice smooth coats. i finished with the hut plastic polish and a coat of renaissance. i buffed it with a dollar store flanel dusting rag. the wood was redwood burl which i can never get as shiny as i’d like too.

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