Turning Finish, Equipment, and Art

Turned Objects
Three steps are often taken in order to put a finish on most work staining, filling and varnishing. Sometimes it is desired to keep the wood in its natural color, and in such cases the filler is the first to be applied. Then, again, close-grained woods, such as maple, need no filling of the pores; such woods are more often oiled, then polished. The wood must be carefully sandpapered and free from all grease.


Final Finishing

Most wood turning pieces are going for a specific finished look.  Learn the difference so that you can plan ahead and have the right supplies on hand when you need them.


Finishing Techniques

Knowing good finishing technique will allow you to make piece that standout.  Poor technique will often case you piece to look like it was poorly made.


Buffing and Finishing Tips

Outside of varnishes, oils, and polishes there are a number of different finishing techniques. Picking the right one for you project involves knowing what is available to get the look that you want.


Sanding and Polishing

Sanding a piece before adding the final finishing is very important. Use the correct technique or sanding system will greatly improve the look of a piece, and ease the work involved in the finishing process.


Woodturning Equipment

Acquire tools over time is a way to increase you abilities to turn.  Not all equipment is necessary, but many tools and pieces of equipment will improve you abilities as a turner.


The Art of Woodturning

The are about as many paths to entering the hobby of woodturning as there are people in the hobby.  These unique paths have allowed a great number of individual techniques to flourish, and many more unique types of piece to be produced. Exploring different techniques, different turnings, and the varies paths people followed to get there will enrich how you approach you turnings, and what path you choose to follow.



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