May’s meeting included finishing techniques. Members Matt Kestenbaum, Marc Gaertner and Steve Altman presented various options for finishing.
Steve Altman covered a thoroughly detailed primer on spray finishing, from equipment selection/maintenance, various sprayed finishes and special emphasis on waterborne finishes and rub-out processes.
Ray Wendrzycki presented a friction finish on the the lathe. A home-brewed blend of light-cut shellac and oil, Ray demonstrated using the heat and friction from an buffing cloth to a spinning bowl to quick cure a lustrous finish.
Marc Gaetner discussed using aerosol (spray-can) polyurethane finish as a top-cop for a fast drying, self leveling finish.