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What is the recommended Finish for Bottle Stoppers
Jan 7th, 2008 at 6:57pm
 
Given that they have to endure going in and out of the frig, being handled, and then cleaned or wiped off.  What will hold up and look well with this type of use?
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Re: What is the recommended Finish for Bottle Stop
Reply #2 - Jan 7th, 2008 at 10:49pm
 
One that is alcohol resistant.   Roll Eyes  I understand that several coats of friction polish will stand up well.

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Reply #3 - Jan 7th, 2008 at 11:21pm
 
Jim, isn't friction polish shellac based?  Which is thinned with alcohol?  Just asking.
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Reply #4 - Jan 7th, 2008 at 11:37pm
 
Rev - Any other options other than epoxy?  I'm not big on it, but if that is the only good option, I will.  How do you apply it?
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Reply #5 - Jan 8th, 2008 at 12:01am
 
I would thing that lacquer well cured would be a good choice.  Polyurathane as well.  I'm still not convinced that friction finish isn't a viable option.  I was just asking the question.  You know who you need to ask about this, tejaswood.  He makes and sells hundreds per year.  I would value what ever he has to say about finishing them.

As for using epoxy to finish with, you mix it thin and apply is with an inexpensive, throw away brush.
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Reply #6 - Jan 8th, 2008 at 12:32am
 
True that, Rev.  He would probably be the authority.  But once FP is cured, the alcohol doesn't affect the finish.  The Carnuba is some tough stuff.
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Reply #7 - Jan 8th, 2008 at 12:36am
 
Very good.  Thanks for chiming in there Leo.
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Reply #8 - Jan 8th, 2008 at 12:58am
 
I use a pure carnuba wax buffed on, leaves a great shine and a lasting finish.

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Re: What is the recommended Finish for Bottle Stop
Reply #9 - Jan 8th, 2008 at 8:30am
 
Some friction polishes are lacquer based, others are shellac based
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Reply #10 - Jan 8th, 2008 at 9:37am
 
Thank you everyonel for your input.  I didn't want to go to the effort to make these and have the finish deteriate because of temperture changes in and out of the frig combined with twisting and pulling on the stopper. 

If I understand correctly both friction polish and pure canuba wax buffed on are good options.  Final questions:  Does the friction polish need to be laquer based or is shelac based ok? 
What is a good Laquer based friction polish (Mine are shelac), and what is a good canuba wax?  I don't yet have a buffing wheel, so can the canuba be buffed with cloth while the stopper is turning on the lathe.
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Reply #11 - Jan 8th, 2008 at 10:04am
 
Sure it can.  It's a component of friction polish.  I use Mylands and it is shellac, carnuba, and beeswax.
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Re: What is the recommended Finish for Bottle Stop
Reply #12 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 6:12pm
 
+1 to Leo's comment.  I turned 300+ stopper 2 xmas's ago and 200+ this year all with Myland's Friction Polish and the ones my roommate and girlfriend have are still in great shape after a year of good use.  I apply 2 applications of FP to the stopper as the finish can be built up.
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Reply #13 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 8:44pm
 
Thanks Guys!  My order of stoppers came today, so will be turning them over the weekend.  I'm going with the Mylands, after the great testimony of Leo and spinner!  500 in two years, Wow!

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Re: What is the recommended Finish for Bottle Stop
Reply #14 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 9:06pm
 
Ric,
If you hadn't used FP before there's a few things you need to know about it.  I prefer to sand to 220 or 320 depending on the wood.  Finish your sanding with the grain of the wood, blow the dust off, and apply a thin coat while the lathe is stopped.  Start the lathe and apply another thin coat while it is spinning and then jack up the speed to get some friction going to bring out the shine.  Very important that you don't wrap the applicator around your fingers, because if you leave it in one spot too long it can grab onto the finish.  I don't think I have to describe what could happen.  FP falls out of suspension quite easily and you have to shake the container often to get everything blended.
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