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Old 09-15-2017, 12:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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That looks nice! How durable is this finish after everyday use? Does it hold up well?
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That looks nice! How durable is this finish after everyday use? Does it hold up well?
I've only just started using WTF, so only time will tell. However WTF was originally created for hardwood floors so I think it will be fairly durable.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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How about these? Seven coats of lathe and buffed with the Beall.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Default Tough like floor finish that has to have foot traffic

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That looks nice! How durable is this finish after everyday use? Does it hold up well?

The stuff is tough and the shine persists unlike shellac, wax, walnut oil, BLO/CA etc. I'm sold when the item does not require CA.
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Has anyone had success with WTF on stabilized burls? i have tried it 2 times now. The first unsuccessful I blamed my self maybe I didnt get it clean enough before applying the finish. I tried again today and again I have shiny and dull spots. I made sure this time I cleaned several times with DNA.
I have used it successfully on hardwoods.
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Has anyone had success with WTF on stabilized burls? i have tried it 2 times now. The first unsuccessful I blamed my self maybe I didnt get it clean enough before applying the finish. I tried again today and again I have shiny and dull spots. I made sure this time I cleaned several times with DNA.
I have used it successfully on hardwoods.
The shave set above is all stabilized with stick fast stabilization method. It turned very well and was very quick to show a shine with General Finishes WTF. For me it was easy with no dull spots. I guess I wish all wood I turned was stabilized. I let each coat of WTF dry for 2-5 minutes before sanding or applying the next coat. Some are faster than me.
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I really appreciate everyone's comments on WTF. . Thanks.
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Where can I get some of the wtf?
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https://www.exoticblanks.com/Woodtur...oose-Size.html
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Has anyone had success with WTF on stabilized burls? i have tried it 2 times now. The first unsuccessful I blamed my self maybe I didnt get it clean enough before applying the finish. I tried again today and again I have shiny and dull spots. I made sure this time I cleaned several times with DNA.
I have used it successfully on hardwoods.
The shave set above is all stabilized with stick fast stabilization method. It turned very well and was very quick to show a shine with General Finishes WTF. For me it was easy with no dull spots. I guess I wish all wood I turned was stabilized. I let each coat of WTF dry for 2-5 minutes before sanding or applying the next coat. Some are faster than me.
I tried again last night and failed. But I found the source of my problems, I think.
I was had 2 blanks on the mandrel and did one with CA and the other with WTF. I put 8 coats on each let them dry about 30 min. Since I don’t have a buffer I decided to start about half way down my MM pads. I was wet sanding like I do with CA.
The finish looked great before sanding then it instantly fogged when I hit it with wet micro mesh.
How should I polish the WTF. Or how long should I wait to wet sand? The hardwood pen used it on looked fine without polishing.

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