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Old 02-05-2018, 02:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I recently got a tip from an experienced wood craftsman on how to deal with exposed end-grain, which you often encounter at the area where your turning direction changes.

His advice is as follows:

1. Turn and sand your piece to "perfection" before applying any finish.
2. Lightly moisten the wood with water and then let it dry thoroughly.
3. "Sand" the areas of exposed end-grain with 0000 steel wood.
4. Go over your whole piece with a tack cloth. . Removing remnants of steel wool is extremely important.
5. Apply your finish.

I haven't had time to try this, and would be interested to hear if anybody else does.

The reasoning is, according to that person, that the first application of any finish will tend to raise the fibers at the exposed end-grain. . So you deliberately do that by the water moistening. . Subsequent steel-wooling removes the ends of the raised fibres, never to be a problem again when finishing !
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I recently got a tip from an experienced wood craftsman on how to deal with exposed end-grain, which you often encounter at the area where your turning direction changes.

His advice is as follows:

1. Turn and sand your piece to "perfection" before applying any finish.
2. Lightly moisten the wood with water and then let it dry thoroughly.
3. "Sand" the areas of exposed end-grain with 0000 steel wood.
4. Go over your whole piece with a tack cloth. . Removing remnants of steel wool is extremely important.
5. Apply your finish.

I haven't had time to try this, and would be interested to hear if anybody else does.

The reasoning is, according to that person, that the first application of any finish will tend to raise the fibers at the exposed end-grain. . So you deliberately do that by the water moistening. . Subsequent steel-wooling removes the ends of the raised fibres, never to be a problem again when finishing !
Good points! After my initial sanding and moisten to raise the grain. I will resand with some worn 400G paper, then 600G.
Also, you can apply a sanding sealer, let dry and resand.....then apply finish.

Your goblet looks great for your first! Next time, go for a narrower stem.
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Charlie !!!
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the kind comments and replies.

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I recently got a tip from an experienced wood craftsman on how to deal with exposed end-grain, which you often encounter at the area where your turning direction changes.

His advice is as follows:

1. Turn and sand your piece to "perfection" before applying any finish.
2. Lightly moisten the wood with water and then let it dry thoroughly.
3. "Sand" the areas of exposed end-grain with 0000 steel wood.
4. Go over your whole piece with a tack cloth. . Removing remnants of steel wool is extremely important.
5. Apply your finish.

I haven't had time to try this, and would be interested to hear if anybody else does.

The reasoning is, according to that person, that the first application of any finish will tend to raise the fibers at the exposed end-grain. . So you deliberately do that by the water moistening. . Subsequent steel-wooling removes the ends of the raised fibres, never to be a problem again when finishing !
Thank you! I was actually going to try this since I always raised the grain on my drum shells but thought it would make it worse. Ill give it a go next time I use walnut.
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Very Nice, Jay. Looks Great!
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Looks great to me!
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