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.