Last week I posted my latest turned Norwegian Porridge container. I have only made two of these. The first one was done awhile back. Instead of being carved like the new one, this one was painted with 3 coats of paint, black with antique red trim and a topcoat of poly. On top of that I rose painted it with a Norwegian traditional type of pattern.
The rose painting didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, so I just put it aside and it sat on the shelf for about 3-4 years. I figured it would be easier to turn a new one than to scrape the paint off the old one. So that’s why I finally turned the new one. Well, today I went out to the shop to finish my cleaning job and deal with those dang nab cut-offs. Instead I began to wonder if my Dremel might be just the thing to remove that paint. So instead of cleaning I took a couple of hours to remove that paint on the old container, thereby making the shop even more messy (beats cleaning)!
THE SAVE AND MORE TROUBLE
Of course after removing the paint I remembered why I painted it! That big knot on the front! Ok, I can probably put a plug in there or just leave it for character.
The main problem now is to somehow remove the paint that I can’t get at in nooks and crannys. Can anyone suggest a good rotary sander of some sort for this. I need something that won’t destroy the turned and carved details. I have messed them up a bit with the Dremel, but nothing I can’t smooth with sandpaper.
as you can see I’m just leaving the bottom black. I’ll probable carve a pattern of something right through the paint. Otherwise, as you can see the photo below, the inside bottom which is concave, didn’t much like the Dremel sanding drum, so I need something mounted on a drill to smooth that out too. I’m thinking some sort of thick soft disk or something. I would appreciate any suggestions for what to use there as well. Other than sanding disks, belts and drums I don’t have much experience. Don’t worry about possible bad suggestions, as I will take responsibility for anything that goes wrong.
I could have made this blog a lot shorter, but I felt the need to blab a little since I didn’t have anything interesting to post right now. thanks for bearing with me, and I will appreciate your advice!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.