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Forum topic by Cousinwill posted 01-16-2015 01:19 PM 891 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2015 01:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodturning general finish

General Finish makes a good product called Wood Turners Finish. I’ve used it for years on all the bowls I’ve turned. Low odor and I was able to finish bowls inside the house. General Finish has decided to stop making any size of this product except for 8oz bottles. I was buying quart size due to the large number of bowls I turn. 8oz size is going to be too expensive in the long run. Now I’m looking for another product I can use inside the house to finish my bowls that has low odor. Any suggestions ?

-- William from the oldest town in Texas

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#1 posted 01-16-2015 01:45 PM

I love water based finishing don’t be afraid

-- If you don't Play, you can't win

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#2 posted 01-16-2015 02:09 PM

There are so many waterborne clear wood finishes on the market in desired sheen.Trip to you favorite paint or big box store should help you find what is available in your area. Can instruction tell you best method of application for the product.

Yes, every new finish will have a learning curve which should not be a problem.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 01-16-2015 02:11 PM

Never turned a bowl or finished one, but I really like Minwax polycrylic. Low odor and dries fast.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 01-17-2015 05:34 PM

Try the enduro- var , its a oil modified urethane .. very very similar to the turners finish ( wink)

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#5 posted 01-18-2015 05:03 AM

+1 CharlesNeil

You will more than likely have to thin it down some.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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