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Old 04-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default South woods turner,

Hey ya'll, I have just joined IAP & am from southeast arkansas. Do you
all have regualr meetings and do you welcome new members?
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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welcome ,, i in bryant, i think the next meeting in is may,, i 'm sure bob or scott will jump in with the correct info,,
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Everyone's welcome!!

The info about the next meeting can be found: may meeting

It'll be at Joes' place in Greenbier(just north of Conway on Hwy 65).






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Old 04-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Hey Phillip. We welcome anyone who has an interest in turning, or anything wood related. Our meetings are always fun and relaxed. Usually there are a few demos, and a pen swap that you can participate in, or just watch. We usually have some sort of pot-luck, but that's determined by the host. Just watch this forum for information. I'm sure Joe (aka Dustygoose) will give updates when the day gets closer.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Default Poor finish

I need advice on what I am doing wrong with my finish. I begin sanding with 400 grit & progress to 12,000. I also turn the lathe off & sand with the grain between grits. I have slowed the lathe down when I apply the CA glue. I have experimented with paper towels, old rags, and t-shirts and various quantieis of glue. I have tried the activator, but it turned the finish a milky color. I have settled on a paper towel for applicator & no activator! Under the right light scratches appear. On this pen I thought I hadsolved my problem until I took the picture... Well how do you post a photo?
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Are you wet sanding? If so, that may be the cause of your milky finish. What kind of wood are you trying to finish? Oily wood should be cleaned thoroughly with accelerator. there is no water in accelerator, and it will remove any oil from the outer layer of wood so the CA should stick without the cloudy finish. Also use accelerator sparingly, and from about 18" away. And a fine mist is most desirable. Hope this helps.
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I use the little plasticbaggies.

Oh welcome to our group.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Phillip,

I don't think you're sanding properly, I had the same problem a while back and at some point it just hit me. You need to make sure you take off all of the low spots(they appear as shiny streaks or scratches) on the 1st sanding. Here's my procedure, although it varies depending upon how smooth I get it applying the CA:

Always apply 1 coat of thin to act as a sanding sealer after final turning. I start no less than 500, as a skew should get you close. I then move to 800, then 1200. Not alot of sanding, just a few passes. I always cross sand between grits. I then apply about two coats of thin then two coats of medium. I then sand with either 500,800, or 1200 starting out, then up to 1200. When I sand, I make sure 90% of the shiny streaks or spots are gone. Next, apply 3-4 more coats and repeat the sanding....I finish with two more coats, then start the sanding process again. This time, removing 99% of these marks. I sand up to 1200, then to micromesh. I top it off with Scratchx and 3 coats of Huts polish.

The key for me to remove the finish marks was to make sure during my final sanding that all of the shiny streaks and spots are gone by the time I get to 1200. No sense in going to micromesh if you have these marks. Micromesh will not remove enough material to flatten the surface. This made a huge improvement in my finishes. Another thing, I switched to real micromesh.....PSI, Woodturningz, CSUSA and others have it. I was using Hobby Lobby mesh and it cannot compare to the real stuff.

Just my process, perhaps some of these tips will help you. The key is developing a process that works for you, not one straight off of a website. You really got to understand what you are doing and adjust to get the results you want. The version above is my general procedure, but I adjust every time and change it slightly depending upon the wood, ripples in the finish, humidity, temp, etcc.....

Good luck!
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Sounds like a CA finish demo. Scott, I been working on a section. If Bob and Shawn don't show, hope i get it right I'll share what I got and did with you
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Default Welcome aboard..

A lot of great people here..
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