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lubbing5cherubs
16th Apr 2008, 08:25 PM
Hi with ormantal turning do you sand first or after but then you will turn out the pattern. What suggestion what would you do?
bye Toni

Jim Carroll
16th Apr 2008, 09:10 PM
Sand to a final finish as you are unable to do so afterwards.
You may have some feathering to clean up but that is all.

lubbing5cherubs
16th Apr 2008, 09:16 PM
thanks Jim much appreciate
Toni

Skew ChiDAMN!!
16th Apr 2008, 09:40 PM
You'll find that you need to be pretty picky about what woods you use for ornamental turning.

Ideally you want a strong wood with a nice, fine, straight grain. Coarse grained and figured woods tend to cut "raggedly" and, as you're finding out, you can't sand afterwards. (Well... you can, but it's fiddly and the results never look as crisp.)

As examples, Huon Pine cuts really well but River Redgum is a waste of time.

BernieP
16th Apr 2008, 10:19 PM
G'Day Toni

A site which you may not have http://www.the-sot.com/craft.html makes interesting reading as can click on each of the ten pages and will open in PDF. Look forward to seeing your first efforts.

Cheers
Bernie

joe greiner
17th Apr 2008, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the link, Bernie. Much easier to understand than Holzapfel's book.

Joe

Edwards
12th Jul 2008, 06:41 PM
Hi with ormantal turning do you sand first or after but then you will turn out the pattern. What suggestion what would you do?
bye Toni

Hi Toni.
You can not sand afterwards as you will ruin your pattern work. Sand to the best finish you can before pattern work commences.
Cut the bristles down very short on a one inch paint brush.
Rub the bristles across the finished pattern and this will help remove the fine fibres that make be left especially on softer woods. You can also do this with the machine running if you like and this will help burnish the work without causing damage to the patterns.

Cheers
Edwards :)

lubbing5cherubs
12th Jul 2008, 07:44 PM
Thanks Bronte, I kind of gathered that much since I have had more time to play
Toni

wheelinround
13th Jul 2008, 06:59 AM
Looks like its all been said Toni and Oils to finish and buff or spray on finish

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