Thread: Dead Finish Si
8th Mar 2011, 11:56 AM #1
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8th Mar 2011, 12:02 PM #2
I can see what you mean, some of those desert timbers really take a lot of time to get them just right. i usually put shellawax on first to seal them and then WOP.
8th Mar 2011, 12:26 PM #3
I wonder if CA would go over Shellawax?
I read somewhere, that someone was putting sanding sealer on first, before Ca.
Might have to have a bit of a try when time permits.
8th Mar 2011, 12:29 PM #4
8th Mar 2011, 12:43 PM #5
Do yo find that WOP gives an advantage over CA?
I have never used WOP before, always been put off by the time it takes, s'pose I'm just an impatient bugger.
I used the Lacquer dipping method for a while, I was getting good results. But changed back to CA after reading on the IAP where people were reporting that it was going brittle and cracking after a couple of years.
I would love to find a better way than CA, it can be so cantankerous at times.
8th Mar 2011, 03:56 PM #6
I know that WOP does take more time but IMHO it gives a better finish. As far as standing up to the job I have never seen any cracking on any of my finishes. I use 20 coats normally and it is solid with lots of depth. the most important things are to get the surface correct first as that is the basis of an excellent finish, Always sand longwise after each grit or polish including the the final buffing.
I hope this helps decide.
8th Mar 2011, 04:02 PM #7
Looks good from here well doneCheers Rum Pig
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8th Mar 2011, 08:54 PM #8Senior Member
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hi ironwood just an inquiry where does dead finish come from and how does aquire some from john t
8th Mar 2011, 10:53 PM #9
Ironwood, I like the blank and pen, if you sand back the CA, sometimes a once off coat of BLO will help disguise where some of the CA didn't fully come off!, so a coat of BLO then CA and it does help, AmosGood, better, best, never let it rest;
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9th Mar 2011, 08:29 AM #10
My trouble is I am time poor. My wife and I run a very busy shop, so any spare time is very valuable.
For now I think I am stuck with the CA, as it can be a quick finish, if you nail it first time.
I got a piece in a timber swap I did with a guy out west.
9th Mar 2011, 08:36 AM #11
This is one of the first "sand through's" that I have persisted with and tried to refinish. After a few failed attempts at refinishing early on, I normally throw them in a box I have on the bench ( it's got quite a few in there now ) and forget about them.
9th Mar 2011, 10:14 AM #12
Repeat this several times with BLO/CA until you have achieved the finish you want.
There is a Video clip on the net I will try and find it and post it.
A really nice finish can be achieved using this method and in a very short time, each application takes only about 15 seconds or so and you can repeat the process straight away and the blank is ready to assemble in a couple of minutes.Reality is no background music.
9th Mar 2011, 10:16 AM #13
PS. with the above method, change the applicator after every application, ie using a paper towel, just tear off the end you have used and use the next bit of the paper towel.
Here is the video. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orcgOf4siqc"]YouTube - WoodTurning BLO and CA Pen Finish[/ame]Reality is no background music.
9th Mar 2011, 03:04 PM #14Skwair2rownd
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NiCe bit of Dead Finish, and a nice pen!!.
Pity about the trouble with the finish.
9th Mar 2011, 08:16 PM #15
Thanks for that utube link John.
I tried something similar at the start of my CA crusade, after looking at some videos on the IAP. I didnt have much luck at the time, but I might revisit the BLO/CA method, maybe it'll work for me this time, who knows.
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