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S O K O L O W S K I S T U D I O S

This DVD is a complete course in professional finishing for the Woodturner.
Nothing says beginner, novice or professional like your finish. With this DVD, you'll gain the confidence and knowledge to finish your turnings with a sensuous, supple, smooth finish that begs to be touched.

What better way to learn a finishing technique than to look over one’s shoulder and, in a way, learn one-on-one. It would be impossible to get up-close and learn these techniques in a classroom situation like a demo or symposium.

Whether you employ some or all of the suggestions found on this DVD, you will enhance the overall look and feel of your work by following these techniques. Your finishes will look less labored-over, feel more sensous and appear soft and fluid.

2 hours and 25 minutes of tightly edited video.
( Wtih over 2000 production hours and 2 years
in-the-making, you won't be disappointed.)
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BRILLIANT FINISHES -
FOR WOODTURNERS

$39.99


LEARN MORE HERE ABOUT
THE BRILLIANT FINISHES DVD
Closed captioning
for the hearing impaired.
For your convenience, order the tools and supplies featured on the DVD below:

TED'S SIGNATURE GRIND FINESSE SCRAPERS
Save $13
when you buy all three scrapers!
Ted's Signature Grind
Negative Rake Scraper 1/4"

Blade: 1/8" thick x 1/4" wide
Blade length: 3 1/4" approx.
Tool length: 10 1/4" approx.
Perfect for detailed work like wine stoppers.

1/4" Fingernail Scraper
$55

Ted's Signature Grind
Negative Rake Scraper 1/2"

Blade: 1/4" thick x 1/2" wide
Blade length: 6 3/8" approx.
Tool length: 16 1/2" approx.
Perfect for coves found on the sides of peppermills and candlesticks.

1/2" Fingernail Scraper
$95

Ted's Signature Grind
Negative Rake Scraper 3/4"

Blade: 1/4" thick x 3/4" wide
Blade length: 6 5/8" approx.
Tool length: 16 3/4" approx.
Perfect for long sweeping curves found on bowls, hollowforms or peppermills.

3/4" Fingernail Scraper
$123

Ted's Signature Grind
Finesse Scraper Set

Includes the 1/4", 1/2" & 3/4" Scrapers

F Finesse Scraper Set

$260
Save $13 over buying them individually!

KLINGSPOR SAND PAPERS
This is professional grade sandpaper manufactured in Germany. Follow the directions on the Brilliant Finishes DVD for supreme results.
BRILLIANT FINISH SANDPAPER SAMPLER PACKS

A great way to try out Klingspor's J-weight aluminum oxide paper and the silicon carbide wet dry papers
in 9 x 11 inch sheets. Grits 120 through 600 are aluminum oxide cloth-backed sandpaper.
Sheets can be torn into 2" strips just like the shop rolls. Perfect for sanding at the lathe. This is the same quality sandpaper as the shop rolls only in sheet form. It's a great way to try this sandpaper on your projects without a large investment in sandpaper. You should have enough sandpaper to sand over a dozen 4" peppermills or over 4 dozen wine stoppers.

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KLINGSPOR BASIC SAMPLER PACK
includes 1 sheet each of the following grits:
120, 180, 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000 and 1200.
800 through 1200 grits are Silicon Carbide wet/dry.

BASIC SAMPLER PACK $14.50


KLINGSPOR EXTREME
SAMPLER PACK

is the same as the basic pack but with the addition of
1500 and 2000 grit sandpaper in the 9 x 11 silicon carbide sheets. For the ultimate in brilliance when spraying a urethane finish
like that found in chapter 3 or French
polishing on the Brilliant Finishes DVD.

E EXTREME SAMPLER PACK $16.35

KLINGSPOR J-WEIGHT ALUMINUM OXIDE
SHOP ROLLS
2" X 10 YARDS
More economical than single sheets
KLINGSPOR J-WEIGHT ALUMINUM OXIDE
SHOP ROLLS
2" X 25 YARDS
Buying more results in bigger savings
2" x 10 yards 120 grit
$10.50


2" x 10 yards 180 grit
$10.50


2" x 10 yards 220 grit
$10.50

2" x 10 yards 320 grit
$10.50


2" x 10 yards 400 grit
$10.50


2" x 10 yards 600 grit
$10.50

2" x 25 yards 120 grit
$19.95


2" x 25 yards 180 grit
$19.95


2" x 25 yards 220 grit
$19.95

2" x 25 yards 320 grit
$19.95


2" x 25 yards 400 grit
$19.95


2" x 25 yards 600 grit
$19.95

Purchase all 6 (2' x 10 yd.) rolls
and save $3.00


$60 FOR ALL 6 ROLLS (2" x 10 yds.)

Purchase all 6 (2' x 25 yd.) rolls
and save $4.70


$115 FOR ALL 6 ROLLS (2" x 25 yds.)
FLEXI-PADS
These are high-density, yet soft, disc pads that afford you extra-long life.
Uses Hook & Loop fastening technology.
The pad features the hook. With the use of loop discs you've now got an extremely convenient way to change grits and keep the sanding process going especially when mated with your dremel tool or drill.
Use at slow speed (MAX 1500 RPM) with gentle pressure to avoid excessive heat
which could melt the hook on the pad.
KLINGSPOR 5 PACK
SILICON CARBIDE
WET/DRY 9" X 11" SHEETS POLISHING GRITS
800 THROUGH 1500
• One 1" Hook & Loop pad
• 1/8" shaft
• Spindle mounted
• 3/8" thick foam

GGreat for quick removal of leftover nubs on the base of hollow forms or spindles, or for removing excess metal inlay from your inlaid joints, crevices and voids.

1" FLEXI-PAD
$10.75

• One 2" Hook & Loop pad
• 1/4" shaft
• Spindle mounted
• 3/4" thick foam

The 1/4” shaft on this 2” diameter pad fits your drill for sanding at the lathe when sanding the exterior of vessels or either side of a bowl.

2" FLEXI-PAD
$12.75

5 PACK 9 X 11 SILICON CARBIDE WET/DRY SHEETS
800 GRIT $4.50


5 PACK 9 X 11 SILICON CARBIDE WET/DRY SHEETS
1000 GRIT $4.50


5 PACK 9 X 11 SILICON CARBIDE WET/DRY SHEETS
1200 GRIT $4.50


5 PACK 9 X 11 SILICON CARBIDE WET/DRY SHEETS
1500 GRIT $4.50


5 PACK 9 X 11 SILICON CARBIDE WET/DRY SHEETS
2000 GRIT $4.50

BBUFFING SUPPLIES
Buffing wheels produce a beautiful lustrous finish on well prepared pieces that embody a sense of suppleness unmatched by other polishing methods. Follow the procedures in Brilliant Finishes for Woodturners and buff your pieces to a highly reflective surface to not only reveal the beauty of the wood underneath the finish but to create a soft, smooth and tactile finish that tantalizes the fingertips.

For finishing according to the DVD, you will only need the soft cotton / flannel wax buff at left with attachments if necessary. For buffing bowls finished with waterlox, watco or other “drying-type" oil finishes purchase the whole buffing kit pictured on the right.

PURE CARNAUBA WAX
BUFFING KIT

Kit includes: Tripoli, White Diamond and
Wax buffing wheels, carnauba wax (c. ¼ lb.),
Tripoli compound(c. ¾ lb.),
white diamond compound c.(c. 3/4 lb.),
and Combination adapter. Instructions included.

BUFFING KIT
$74.99

8" WAX BUFFING WHEEL

Soft mulit-layered wheel perfect for removing residual wax streaks and producing a high buffed shine. Mount on Combination adapter below on motor with a 5/8" or 1/2" shaft.

8" WAX BUFFING WHEEL
$16.95

Pure carnauba is one of the hardest waxes known, requiring the heat generated by the buffing process for application. Derived from South American palm type trees it is not only non-toxic, but is actually listed as an ingredient in many food and pharmaceutical products.

CARNAUBA WAX BAR
$6.95

CA GLUE
#2 MORSE TAPER ADAPTER
Use with the Combination Adapter at left and buff right on your lathe. Opposite end of adapter is tapped for a 1/4" x 20 threaded rod to secure to your lathe with a washer and wingnut. Threaded rods can be purchased at your local hardware store and custom cut to your lathes' headstock spindle length.

#2 MORSE TAPER ADAPTER
$12.50

COMBINATION ADAPTER FOR BUFFING WHEEL
(for 1/2” and 5/8” motor shafts)

The buffing wheels screw into this adapter and allow you to mount it on a motor.

For mounting on a lathe, you'll also need
the #2 Morse taper adapter shown at right.

COMBINATION ADAPTER
$17.50

EEM-02 SUPER FAST THIN Cyanoacrylate Glue (A.K.A. CA Glue) has many uses in the shop. It's not only used for repairing broken items but can also be used as a great base finish, achieving a high gloss with mirror-like qualities. Chapters 1 and 3 on the Brilliant Finishes DVD feature the use of this CA glue as a sealer coat to build upon. In chapter 3, a brilliant finish is created in about 30 minutes, an impossible feat using traditional finishes. Shelf life for this glue is about 1-2 years, depending on the temperature of your environment. Refrigeration will extend the storage life of the glue.
BSHELLAC
Fresh shellac goes on better and cures properly. It is the key to great finishes and works well as a sealer. And there's no better way to ensure your shellac is fresh than by mixing it yourself. I use shellac as a base coat prior to using a friction finish like Crystal Coat by Hut. I also use it in French Polishing, as a sealer during metal inlay techniques and the inside of my mills.

Shellac flakes are mixed with alcohol to create a liquid finish. A cut is the amount of shellac dissolved in alcohol. A 2 pound cut is 2 pounds of shellac mixed in 1 gallon of alcohol. You probably won't need all that shellac, so mix an amount that you will use in about 6 months. A basic ratio (in ounces) is given on the label of each bag. Mixed shellac has a shelf life of about 1 year depending on the temperature and humidity where it is stored. I mix 2 ounces of shellac into 8 ounces of alcohol for a 2 pound cut. That makes about 10 ounces of liquid. From this I make a sealer by adding 3 ounces of alcohol to 1 ounce of liquid shellac, producing a 1/4 pound cut.

Shellac can be dissolved in any kind of alcohol. Denatured is available locally in chain and local hardware stores. I don't care for the smell of denatured alcohol, so I use anhydrous isopropyl alcohol. While the shellac flake takes a bit longer to dissolve in isopropyl, the smell is much more pleasant. Anhydrous means water-free, so try to find a purity of 99% or better. Drug store isopropyl contains as much as 50% water, so avoid it. A local chemical supply house should carry anhydrous isopropyl or you can also find it on Amazon.com.

2 OZ BOTTLE EM-02 SUPER FAST THIN CA GLUE WITH CAP AND TIPS
$11
Sometimes a thicker viscosity of glue is required, expecially when repairing pores, like those found in burls. It's much quicker and more efficient to make these repairs with EM-600 MEDIUM THICK than a thinner viscosity.
Sokolowski Studios
Premium Shellac
Platinum Blonde Flakes
16 oz.

$45
Sokolowski Studios
Premium Shellac
Platinum Blonde Flakes
8 oz.

$28.50
Sokolowski Studios
Premium Shellac
Platinum Blonde Flakes
2 oz.

$9.95
Sokolowski Studios
Premium Shellac
Platinum Blonde Flakes
4 oz.

$17
2 OZ BOTTLE EM-600 MEDIUM THICK
CA GLUE WITH CAP AND TIPS
$11