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whiskeybiz 09-17-2011 01:56 AM

lacquer for a traditional?
Hi! I'm a total newb to this forum.
I just scored an ashford traditional that is NEW in it's box, brought over by hand from NZ from a husband to a wife who had every intention of using it as a display piece, but never did, never even took the tape off. She posted an ad and I was lucky enough to score it for SIXTY DOLLARS!! (CDN)
I can't express how excited I am! I've been after a replacement for YEARS! My wheel got stolen years back and I have missed spinning SO much!
ANYWAYS, back to the matter at hand, it's in pieces, beautiful beech pieces, on my living room floor, it says I have to finish it with lacquer, but have no idea where to start, have any of you finished your own wheels on your own? Any suggestions?
TIA!! XOXO:woot: :woot:

upsadaisy 10-04-2011 08:19 PM

Hi Whiskeybiz,

I'm a newbe to this site and to spinning!

I have just bought an Ashford Traditional and I think you are a very lucky duckie to have had such a bargain!

My wheel was just treated with finishing oil and then lightly waxed. I wanted to retain the light colour of the wood.

I have a huge learning curve ahead of me and lots of wibbly wobbly yarn.


mullerslanefarm 10-05-2011 12:30 PM

Just be sure what ever finish you use, that it is all completely dry before assembling!

Great price on the wheel! :inlove:

Shandeh 11-09-2011 08:10 PM

You should get all your answers on the Ashford website.
They have instructions for assembly, finishing, etc.

Also, there is a wonderfully supportive group for Ashford wheel owners on Ravelry.

Congratulations on your wheel! What a great deal!!

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