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I am cross posting this from here to the finishing forum as well. I hope that is OK. I'm seeing a lot of Youtube videos about Yorkshire Grit and home made alternatives for use on turned bowls and spindles. Some combination of beeswax, mineral spirits, and various fine gritted compounds. The DIY version usually has diatomaceouos earth - seems like a very fine clay of some sort. These guys sand to 220, seal with nitrocellulose sanding sealer, then rub this stuff on with a paper towel It appears that it all is sanding the sanding sealer more than the wood.
Before we get into our own turners, please watch this inspiring video from Tim Yoder- Our Patriot Turners- Lots going on this week! @Masonsailor posted a question about chucks. Paul is considering "beefier" chuck and asked our turners about a Nova G3. Maybe you have some experience with this chuck and can provide some input to help him out- @HandyDan is involved with turning pens for our troops. He showed us his latest batch- This is fantastic program for giving a little something back to the guys and gals away from ho
Hope all of our turners have heat and electricity. Looks like we are due for another dusting here in south central PA. Our Patriot Turners- @Gerald spent some time cleaning up around his lathe and sorting out drawer contents. That's something I know needs done in my shop a sediment shared by our members. @Ron Altier has been working on a couple of projects. He spent time modifying some canes he made. These are beauties! Ron tells us the what and why of the changes Check his post for some of the nice comments left by our turne