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I stock a range of woodturner’s supplies and sundries including abrasives and finishes. All of the items shown here are items tried, tested and used by myself in the workshop. I don’t sell any products that I wouldn’t recommend or use myself.
For information regarding placing orders please feel free to contact me. Certain items can be sent worldwide, but please email these to me to discuss shipping charges.
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I use Chestnut or Treatex finishes in my workshop, depending on the end-use. Both manufacturers produce the finest quality finishes and come highly recommended.
Treatex Hardwax Oil – £8.00
A natural blend of oils and waxes which produces a hard-wearing satin finish. Certified as food and toy safe. Easy to apply and my personal favourite finish. The exclusive 200ml bottle is ideal for small users like woodturners, the 1-litre tin is perfect for larger areas such as kitchen worktops. I use the dome buffing brush to bring it to a deeper, more lustrous finish.
Available for worldwide shipping, please email for details.
Acrylic Lacquer – £7.50
When I don’t want an oil finish I turn to one of these fantastic lacquers. Available in gloss or satin, they are easy to apply and leave a very hard-wearing and attractive finish. I like to apply three coats, rubbing back with a Nyweb pad before the final coat. 400ml aerosol, ideal for use with the AeroGun.
Acrylic Sanding Sealer – £7.50
An ideal base for the acrylic lacquers and also a great way to deal with grain issues in bowl turning. Apply liberally to rough areas and re-turn with a sharp gouge and tear out will be greatly reduced. 400ml aerosol.
Cellulose Sanding Sealer – £10.00
One of Chestnut’s best selling products, like the acrylic aerosol version above, works as a base for lacquers, paints and waxes and to help support fibres in areas of tear-out. Can be thinned with Cellulose Thinners if required, as it can thicken over time.
Melamine Lacquer – £11.00
If you prefer to apply lacquer with a cloth or brush rather than by spraying, then this is the ideal product. Can be slightly thinned with Cellulose Thinners to allow easier spreading and better penetration into the wood. Dries quickly but fully cures over a longer period, after which it can be buffed to a high shine. Compatible with wax finishes.
Used to thin Melamine Lacquer and Cellulose Sanding Sealer and to clean tools. A high-quality cellulose product without harmful petroleum solvents such as Toluene or Xylene.
WoodWax 22 (Clear) – £9.50
A traditional blend of waxes that I use most for restoration work where old wood needs reviving. Best applied with a Nyweb pad to smooth and clean the surface as it is applied. Can be buffed with a buffing brush and/or soft cotton cloth. Also perfect for adding extra sheen over other finishes or sanding sealer. Clear is best for new work to which you want to add sheen, I use the brown version in restoration, where the depth of colour of a dark brown wax is welcome. It will also highlight the grain in open-grained wood such as Ash and Oak. 450ml tin.
Microcrystalline Wax – £10.50
A blend of waxes which uses a Microcrystalline formula to achieve a hard-wearing, water repellent finish. Because it has a higher melting point than most standard waxes, this is ideal for work that will be handled a lot. Supplied in a 225ml tin – a little goes a long way!
A traditional favourite, tung based oil. Much thinner than the modern hard wax oils, this penetrates deeply and can be used for outdoor work. Gloss levels build with multiple coats and further shine can be added with a coat of wax.
Food Safe Finish – £9.50
A simple mineral oil wipe-on finish which offers short term protection to items that will come into contact with food, such a chopping boards and wooden spoons. Leaves a satin finish on your kitchenware.
Ebonising Lacquer – £7.50
A simple to use aerosol lacquer that gives a beautiful black finish for feature areas on turned work. Quick-drying acrylic-based lacquer can be used on its own or with one of the acrylic lacquers and/or wax to change the sheen level. 400ml aerosol.
The new AeroGun fits any aerosol spray can (aerosol sold separately) and turns a spray can into a spray gun, making it more comfortable and easier to use for a single job or larger spray run. Fits all of the Chestnut cans (and most other types of spray can) and can be used and re-used without need for cleaning like a conventional spray gun.
I use Rhynogrip Plusline abrasive on a daily basis in my workshop:
- Velcro backed
- Aluminium oxide abrasive
- Anti-clog lubrication
- Excellent flexibility (the image shows the flexibility of 80 grit!)
- Fast, efficient and cool sanding
- 80 – 400 grit in stock
- Easy to cut your own sanding discs
- 115mm / 4 1/2″ wide
Rynogrip Plusline is available in a range of options:
Mixed abrasive pack – £8.00
Contains 1/2 metre of 80g, 120g, 180g, 240g, 320g, 400g
Also available in individual rolls of 1m, 5m or 10m: