Wine stopper and the finish you put on?

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Forum topic by Biggamefish posted 01-19-2017 01:15 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#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.

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#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.

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