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This group focuses on everything to do with finishing woodwork, including preparation, staining, and all forms of finish application.
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2014
Started by Jim Rautenberg. Last reply by Fraser McConney May 29, 2013.
Started by Chris Kiernan. Last reply by Mac Simmons Feb 6, 2013.
Started by Jay Riddle. Last reply by Mac Simmons Feb 5, 2013.
Just a thought, how about adding some retarder to your thinners, and then add that to your Lacquer and mix them up? Be sure, that you keep the mixture well mixed during your spraying. Good Luck
Thanks Will for the feedback!
I knew of awfi from the website. I will see if I can find something closer or in Florida. I am really glad that I joined this network. Jim McGrew told me about it month's ago and I never focused on it. Great to be part of it now. There are some really talented crasftspeople on the site for sure.
Dennis, the best place I know for professional finishing training is AWFI, which is located in Virginia. Check out their website at www.awfi.org. I don't know of specific wood finishing training in Florida, but you might talk to professional finish suppliers reps in your area for possible recommendations.
I live in Florida and I would like to really learn the proper way to finish. I would like to learn how to know colors, glazing, stain matching and all of the topcoats. Does anyone have any suggestions where to go in Florida or do I have to go out of state? Thanks for your help.
I will call Dave soon. This has been bugging me, I need the right finish for these goblets.
BTW what kind of work do you do?
What is a good finish for a wooden goblet?
The Unilac described may be what I have been looking for. Unfortunately the linksSusan and Bruce gave don't work for me. Is Unilac a lacquer, would it be affected by alcohol after it dries, or cures or whatever it does.
I am looking something to spray onto turned wooden goblets that will not be affected by 80 proof liquor, will not have a funky smell to affect taste, and last but not least be non toxic when cured. I am told that even though the FDA does not certify any wood finish as food safe, modern finishes are in fact food safe when fully cured. But so far I am not happy with anything I have tried.
Salad bowl finish takes way too long to wipe on and smell somewhat for a long time, maybe forever.
Poly varnish, is quick enough but also smells a long time.
I have wondered about some of the better water based lacquers. I don't know anything about them. I don't suppose they redissolve in alcohol like regular lacquer, or do they?
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