Four Finishings for Turnings
When to use wax, shellac, lacquer, and oil
While most finishing materials used on turnings on the lathe are familiar to wood finishers, the methods of application for them are different. This article, written by a professional finisher, describes how to prepare the surface for each, and tells which finish works best for each project and how and why to use them to achieve a professional result. Find tips for preparing a surface and applying shellac, lacquer, oil, and wax.
From Fine Woodworking #165