Episode 14 – Finishes

Wood Turners Anonymous Podcast


  • Braxton Wirthlin
  • Jason Rausch
  • Carl Jacobson


Episode 14 - Finishes


Carl - Sand with beeswax/orange oil, Hampshire Sheen

Jason - Beeswax/linseed oil, pure boiled linseed oil and pure beeswax

Braxton - OB’s Shine Juice, sanding sealer “Braxton’s Own Juice” (50/50 shellac/denatured alcohol), mineral oil and beeswax




Listener question - Stephen Kaminski @adriotbykaminski via instagram When do you use an inset tenon? (recess)


Mentions - Patreon, Pat Miller interview, AWFS,


What’s on the Lathe -

Carl - Jigs

Jason - Big ol’ chunk of maple

Braxton - Wands, unicorn horns, 3 twist lidded box.


Where everyone can find us


Websites and People


Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wtapodcast

How to apply OB’s Shine Juice - https://youtu.be/DAY_WZQXKBY

Carl’s Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/haydenHD

Jason’s channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/rauschww

Captain Eddie - https://www.youtube.com/user/capneddie

Pat and Karen Miller - http://www.patandkarenmiller.com/


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2 Thoughts to “Episode 14 – Finishes”

  1. Hello Braxton, Jason, and Carl,
    I just found your pod case and have been catching up on back episodes. I’m really enjoying what I’m hearing and learning.
    In this episode, I heard Jason talk about C/A finishing for pens and other small items. He and Carl both said they weren’t comfortable with applying a C/A finish mainly because of the amount of time it takes and the difficulty level of the process.
    I love C/A for pens and use it on almost every pen I make. I’d be more than happy to do a personal Google hang out with each of you and show you my method. It’s relatively fast and I get great results.

    Best Regards,
    Bob Blanford

  2. CA glue is easier than you’re making it. I use it on almost all of the pens I make. You mentioned having the little strips of shop towels, but the thing to remember about that is to MAKE SURE the CA is dried before starting the next coat. For this I like to cut 5 or 10 strips, put on a nice thick coat of medium CA and then let it spin for about a minute to make sure it’s good to go. Then follow it up with 10-20 very thin coats of thin CA. If you cut the next strip in half between each coat of thin CA it should be enough time for the last coat to dry. You can always give it a shot of accelerator if you want, but make sure to wipe it off before the next coat.
    When you have all the coats on that you like, I start back with 320, 400, then 600 mirka mesh paper, to smooth the CA out, then start the process of wet sanding with micro mesh finishing it all off with a plastic polish.
    If you’re having issues with the pen sticking to the bushings I sometimes take a VERY thin parting tool or even the point of a skew to just separate them before taking them off the lathe.

    On a personal note, I’m going to be taking a road trip from Iowa out to Portland to visit my wife’s family in the next week, are there any good places to stop by for woodturning supplies while I’m out there? I would love to see some of the different places nearby. I guess I could stop by Carl’s shop if you want to learn how to use that CA glue. 😉

    Thanks for everything you do I love the show.

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