use any of the "pen finishes" - friction finishes that are
shellac based. apply a VERY THIN coat with the lathe
running, then put a coat of parafin wax over it - I like the
way that turns out. But you need to get the wood underneath
so smooth that it is already shiny for best results.
> I just wanted to get an idea of some nice finishes that can
be used for
> things like pens,bowls etc.
> Also is it a good idea to use a finish like a lacquer on a
job while the
> lathe is going or is it better to finish it away from the
> Another question is say i was making a wodden mug or
would i use???
> Anyway that is all for now