LumberJocks

Wine stopper and the finish you put on?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by Biggamefish posted 01-19-2017 01:15 PM 350 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Biggamefish's profile

Biggamefish

57 posts in 1255 days


01-19-2017 01:15 PM

I have turned a few wine stoppers and have come out with some good finishes! I like the massey finish but its overkill and I only use it if i am finishing another project and have some left over. I have used the deft rattle cans and like that too. Here is the question How do you friction deft on? I have used the rattle cans and they come out very nice but i think when you friction stuff on it looks smoother? Plus I am always looking to improve.

-- ><((((º>`·. .· `·. .· `·... ><((((º> · `·. . . . .· `·.. ><((((º>`·. .· `·... ><((((º> 


2 replies so far

View Lazyman's profile

Lazyman

1503 posts in 1223 days


#1 posted 01-19-2017 04:47 PM

Are you talking about Deft spray lacquer? I don’t think that you need to friction finish it, though you could polish it with 800 grit sandpaper on the lathe after it dries I suppose. You can also spray it on while it turns. Another option is to use a CA finish. You can get an unbelievably nice finish in just a few minutes with it. I used this on the beer mug project I posted last year and it turned out really well. I bought a “trial kit” that includes the CA, activator, polish and mesh sandpaper on Amazon for about $30 and it worked great. It was enough CA finish to complete 3 bear mugs and a few small bowls.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View them700project's profile

them700project

115 posts in 854 days


#2 posted 01-19-2017 06:42 PM

i have only done a few but CA works wells far for me as long as they are all outside curves.
maybe practice this on a random piece

-sand out to 400 finish with machine off with the grain
-with stopper on lathe LOW speed put a couple drops of thin ca on clean shop towel. rub on quickly and quickly move towel off stopper.
-hit with activator
-do this 6 times total 3 thin followed by 3 medium coats
-once hardened start sanding with 400 abranet
-wet sand out to however fine you want.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com