Rams Horn Advice Please

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alanemorrison

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A friend makes shepherd's crooks and gave me his offcuts after fashioning the crook.
I cut a couple of the 'meatier' parts, boiled them for 20 minutes and straightened them on a vice.
I turned one, sanded to 600g and them MM and buffed.
Advice please on a good finish. ( not a CA fan )
Thanks
Alan
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Nice! I like to seal things that were living! So I would put 1-2 coats of thin ca and then sand and polish -you dont have a ca build up and it finishes nicely.
 

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Nice! I like to seal things that were living! So I would put 1-2 coats of thin ca and then sand and polish -you dont have a ca build up and it finishes nicely.
Thanks for the onfo, Keith.
Woud sanding sealer do the same job as the CA?
What grit do you sand up to?
Alan
 

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polyurethane? Separately, I wonder what they would look like as worthless wood/material fragments embedded in an opaque colored resin (like dark blue or black).
 

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polyurethane? Separately, I wonder what they would look like as worthless wood/material fragments embedded in an opaque colored resin (like dark blue or black).
Hello Tony. I have a few pieces and will be able to experiment with different finishes. I have used Tripoli and white Diamond on one and the next one will be Melamine Lacquer. Polyurethane will get a go as well. Thanks for the suggestion.
I'm sure that they would look good in resin as well but I will pass as it is not my favourite medium.
Alan
 

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Hello Tony. I have a few pieces and will be able to experiment with different finishes. I have used Tripoli and white Diamond on one and the next one will be Melamine Lacquer. Polyurethane will get a go as well. Thanks for the suggestion.
I'm sure that they would look good in resin as well but I will pass as it is not my favourite medium.
Alan
you are welcome
 
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