|Forum topic by LyallAndSons||posted 04-16-2015 09:52 PM||639 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-16-2015 09:52 PM
This one is out of my wheelhouse so to speak. I’ve made cabinets for a living for 25+ years but I’m only a hobby turner. I’ve done enough bowls to be comfortable with the project but looking for input from some of you guys with a few more turning projects to go on.
SWMBO has asked for a bathroom remodel. No problem other than she wants a big segmented vessel sink. I know my lathe will handle it and it seems like just a large bowl. My question is, will it last in a steamy bathroom? She has picked out a jetted tub so I expect her to use this room a lot. It will also be our main upstairs bathroom for she and I. I’m thinking epoxy to glue up my segments and then several coats of epoxy as a finish. Would spar varnish or just poly hold up better? I spray 2 part poly on most of the cabinets out of my shop and it holds up well. Just never made a sink before.
I have some great curly hickory (yeah, I know…good luck keeping it from warping) but it will make a beautiful piece, IF it will work. I don’t want to trash it if this isn’t do-able. Anyone ever try it? Is it something I should just buy?
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