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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hi again.

I just finished my latest lazy susan and placed it on the dining table. It is the first one where I used a spray application of water based varnish. Several lessons learned.
1. I should have sealed the veneer with shellac first.
2. Water based sand sealer causes the veneer to swell unevenly and thus raise the grain. This required more sanding than otherwise would have been required.
2. The water based finish is perfectly clear but does not look as vibrant as shellac or oil based varnish. Possibly a couple of coats of shellac first would have helped.
3. The water based finish is very hard and takes a 1500 grit wet sanding extremely well. I waited a week after the final coat to fully cure the finish.
4. Buffing could easily produce a piano like finish if I required it.

Oh well there's always ways to improve I just have to make all the mistakes first.
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Mistakes? You'e kidding right?

Good grief man, that is way beyond stunning!
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fantastic absolutely beautiful great work
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Excellent work. Any pics of the build that we might see?
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That is beautiful!

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Now thats my kinda wood-workin!!! Beautiful....

David, have you looked into a random orbital buffer to work your finish schedules?

Does this have a small raised lip around the boarder?

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Wish my mistakes came out looking like that. Man, that is beyond awesome.

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Hi again.

I just have to make all the mistakes first.
You must have made all your mistakes before you made this lazy susan - it's a work of art.

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Mistakes? You'e kidding right?

Good grief man, that is way beyond stunning!
you said it well...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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There are some great wood workers on this forum and you are one of the top ones. I only wish I could come close to making something like that.

I notice you have been a member for several years with only 10 post. I and I am sure others would like to hear more from you.
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