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Re: Suggestions on a classroom finish sought

David Walser
Mike — You’ve already received lots of good suggestions. Allow me to add a couple of comments. First: I’m a big fan of walnut oil for this type of bowl. The oil can be used as a sanding lubricant, which not only keeps the dust down, has the advantage of ‘finishing’ the bowl by the time you’re through sanding through all the grits. (And, the walnut oil found in the supermarket for use in cooking or in making a salad dressing, works just fine. This makes it easy for the owner of the bowl to find oil to renew the finish.)

I’m also a big fan of Deft’s Clear Wood Finish. It’s an oil-based brushing lacquer that can be wiped on while turning the lathe by hand. Then, let the let the lacquer soak into the wood for a couple of minutes and wipe off any excess. Within 15-30 minutes, the surface should be dry to the touch and you can apply another coat. After a couple of hours, you can sand back to the bare wood (using the Deft as a sanding sealer) or (if using the Deft as a final finish) you can continue building coats until you have the depth and sheen you desire. There’s no need to sand between coats. One coat of lacquer ‘melts’ into the next. If you use the Deft as a sanding sealer, it is compatible with any oil based finish. Otherwise, you might need a coat of shellac between it and your final finish. But, once fully cured, Deft if food safe! So, it’s a fine choice for a bowl.

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Suggestions on a classroom finish sought
for food or just handling protection?
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The green blanks are dry enough to finish? *NM*
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Plenty of confusion to me
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I wouldn'd consider a spray finish.....
Mineral Oil and Beeswax
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Beeswax finish
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Just Beeswax
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But David, Deft products are no longer......
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Finishing additives
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There are alternatives...
Qualalacq
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Where do you buy this Qualalacq Mike? *NM*
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