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Forum topic by Cathy Krumrei posted 02-26-2008 05:10 AM 825 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Cathy Krumrei

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02-26-2008 05:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: home made turning finishes for your turning projects

I just bought some turning finish and man when I got the itsy bitsy bottle…that came with a hefty price I decided to ask the pros on what I could conjure up to make my own finish. This one is the kind that you creat heat while putting it on with the lathe turning. Any suggestion to help my poor pocket book? I did also buy the bees wax but that leaves only a suttle finish.

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#1 posted 02-26-2008 06:04 AM

The finish you bought is a mixture of shellac and wax. I have read others blogs where they have dissolved bees wax in alcohol and then added shellac and found this to be satisfactory. I have not tryed this myself. For pens I use Crystal coat that I just got on sale at Rockler for $9 it seems to last awhile on small projects. Do a google search for “Homade Friction Polish” a few recipies come up.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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