Category Archives: Finshes

Paints, Clear Finishes, Airbrushes, etc

Nylon Mesh Sanding Rolls (aka Synthetic Steel Wool)

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I want to document this here in my blog for my students.

The Nylon Mesh Sanding Rolls (aka Synthetic Steel Wool, aka Scotch Brite Pads) that I use are:
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Blue Flex Sanding Disks

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Updated: 1/30/2023. No change bars. I changed it to much.

I like the “Blue Flex” sanding disk sold by Vince’s Wooden Wonders ( vinceswoodnwonders.com) I have been using these for a long time and I am very happy. Continue reading Blue Flex Sanding Disks

Great Polyurethane Finishes

Great Poly Finishes

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Want to learn how to get a great tough “Baby Bottom Smooth” finish with only 2 coats of Polyurethane? Then this is the demo for you!
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Painting On The Lathe For Dummies Demo

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Click here for the PDF demo handout.

Adding color via paint and/or stain to your turnings is a great way to spice up boring wood. It allows you to make beautiful pieces out of cheap wood. Painting with the lathe running is easy! Anyone can do it.

This demo focuses on three different easy techniques: • Painting between the lines using Acrylic Paints. • Coloring between the lines using Sharpe Permanent Magic. Markers. • Full coverage color using Woodburst Stains.

Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.