|Tip: Finish Drying Wood|
High Build-Up, Finish-Drying Tool
This is a drying device that I made, copying one that Jan Panek had made. The device allows thick finishes to dry evenly. With the piece attached to a chuck, apply one thick coat of finish and turn the machine on. It rotates at 10 rpm and will keep the finish from running. The pieces I’ve finished on this device have a thick, deep finish and look as if I have applied twenty-five coats.
Drill into the end of the 1" (25mm) bolt so that the 3⁄8" (10mm) bolt sets ¾" (19mm) into it. Drill and tap the inside of the 1" (25mm) bolt to hold the 3⁄8" (10mm) bolt with a setscrew. Loosen the setscrew when applying finish. The 1" (25mm) nut, which is also drilled and tapped, serves as a stop for the chuck.
~ Lou DeMola
Clifton Park, NY