Tuesday, December 13, 2016

My First Turning - 1961

I was digging around in a closet and found this goblet, a real blast from the past.  Turned this goblet in 1961 high school shop class. The wood is Apple and the finish as best as I can remember is peppermint oil and tooth paste power, applied in multiple coats with the lathe running and rubbing each coat until dry. The finish has been very durable.

I have tried without success to duplicate the finish.  Powered tooth paste is no longer on the store shelves.  Have tried rotten stone and some other things but no results.  I have since found powdered tooth paste on the internet, will have to try again. 

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