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How do you finish wood / resin

Tim Shettlesworth

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I have been having trouble finishing projects that are a combination of wood and resin. The wood finishes I have tried smear on the resin and if I buff and polish the resin first then the compound gets on the wood and keeps it from taking a finish. Best I have found so far is Danish oil but I would like to get a gloss finish on the wood. How are you finishing projects like this?

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Can't see from the picture that there is a problem. It is strikingly gorgeous! I've not turned a combo piece before, so haven't encountered the problem you inquired about. I'm following this thread with interest. Chuck
 

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Can't see from the picture that there is a problem. It is strikingly gorgeous! I've not turned a combo piece before, so haven't encountered the problem you inquired about. I'm following this thread with interest. Chuck
Picture is just for reference. It's the piece I am working on but I have removed all the finish to try again.
 

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I sand to 2000. For high shine, have you tried multiple coats of osmo? That is what I have seen used for high shine on this combo before.
Disclaimer- haven't personally used that product. I use a wax based and got this. It doesnt knock your eyes out. I would say semi gloss sheen level, but it is equal between the epoxy and wood. I have seen ca treated wood take a better shine but that would be a heavy dose of cyanide fumes right there!

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I sand to 2000. For high shine, have you tried multiple coats of osmo? That is what I have seen used for high shine on this combo before.
Disclaimer- haven't personally used that product. I use a wax based and got this. It doesnt knock your eyes out. I would say semi gloss sheen level, but it is equal between the epoxy and wood. I have seen ca treated wood take a better shine but that would be a heavy dose of cyanide fumes right there!

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Haven't tried OSMO but have tried Tried and True which is similar and can get a good semi-gloss but I have a customer that wants a high gloss. On this kind of project I personally like a natural finish but people want what they want Lol
 

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If you're looking for gloss finish in a mixed resin/wood combo, you're going to have to go with some sort of a film finish.

For small turnings, such as pens and bottle stoppers, I would do a CA finish. Sand it all to 1000 grit before finishing with CA. Then sand/polish.

For a larger turning, such as the one you have pictured, I would sand it and then apply either lacquer or poly, then sand/polish that.
 

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Tim, I usually start out with 220 grit, and finish that up to about 400 grit. I then move onto Dr. Kirks and use that applied with a
embedded pad from Klingspor. I then move over to wet sanding and start out at 2K grit until I get a swarf built up and then wipe that
clean, I repeat the wet sanding process moving all the way up to 12000 grit. Then I will wipe it dry and go over to a fine polish like
HUT from Penn state. Once I get the finish I'm looking for, I will then do a combo finish with a mixture of clear shellac, boiled linseed oil, and
denatured alcohol. That's just one method I use.
 

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If you're looking for gloss finish in a mixed resin/wood combo, you're going to have to go with some sort of a film finish.

For small turnings, such as pens and bottle stoppers, I would do a CA finish. Sand it all to 1000 grit before finishing with CA. Then sand/polish.

For a larger turning, such as the one you have pictured, I would sand it and then apply either lacquer or poly, then sand/polish that.
I have read and heard that how you finish is the best way on larger one a wipe on poly seems to get the most thumbs up.
 
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