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Forum topic by Biggamefish posted 05-23-2016 12:14 PM 355 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Biggamefish

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05-23-2016 12:14 PM

I am looking for a good finish for bottle stoppers. I have used wood turner finish and massey finish. I like the massey but it takes more time than would like plus if I do one quick and want to finish it I don’t want to make just a little massey for the project.

What are some og the finishes you guys use?

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TheDane

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#1 posted 05-23-2016 01:31 PM

CA for bottle stoppers. You could also use lacquer.

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#2 posted 05-23-2016 02:19 PM

I guess it depends on the type of finish you want. I like CA and friction finishes but the wood can turn out looking sort of like a plastic laminate. I used CA finish on my beer mugs and while it looked nice, it sort of looked like plastic. If you want high gloss or at least a complete coating, CA and friction finishes work very well but if you want to see and feel the wood grain, a danish varnish oil finish can be quite nice but perhaps not as durable. If the wood is hard enough and you can sand/burnish the wood with 600 grit or higher to get a nice sheen before you apply, you can get a nice finish with an oil but without the plastic look that CA and shellac based friction finish can give. I did this recently with hickory and Tried and True varnish oil and it looked great but still looked like wood when it was done. It didn’t work as well with a small platter turned from a soft maple scrap I did as an experiment because it was too soft to get a good sheen just from sanding.

(Note, I have not made any bottle stoppers but I have applied CA, friction and varnish oil finish on the lathe)

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jeff

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#3 posted 05-24-2016 12:16 AM

Most recently I have been using Pens Plus from Dr’s Woodshop.I have used CA for a finish but it is difficult to sand afterwards especially if it is applied in grooves ect.I will use it only on more of a round elongated shape now.I recently have turned around 30 bottle stoppers that need finishing and I’m going to try wipe on poly and spray lacquer.

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