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Segmented Woodturning – Finishing the Vase of Walnut & Maple

Segmented Woodturning – Applying the Wood Finish

Segmented woodturning - wood finish appliedThe segmented woodturning, a vase of walnut and maple is mounted to the lathe chuck of the wood lathe. In this case the vase already has a preliminary coat of Sealcoat sanding sealer. It also has a coat of Arm-R-Seal gloss finish. The next step calls for a light sanding with 600 grit wet and dry sandpaper. Then all the dust will be removed with a microfiber cloth so that an application of Arm-R-Seal satin finish can be wiped on and evenly distributed while the wood lathe is turning at a low speed. Allow the wood finish to dry in a dust free area. Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the wood finish. Also, make sure to dispose of any potentially flammable rags  in an appropriate manner.


Segmented woodturning - vase with wood finishDuring this finishing operation of the segmented woodturning, it is imperative to be safe and keep the wiping cloth away from the lathe chuck. Otherwise, the cloth could be grabbed by the spinning lathe chuck. For the same reason, it is also very important to use caution when applying the finish near the mouth opening of the vase. To avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion in the woodworking shop, remember to safely dispose of any and all rags containing flammable substances.

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