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Finishing Tips Sheet

This information sheet is full of tips on how to achieve the finish I use on my own baskets. It is now available as a free download:

“Eric Taylor’s Material Prep and Finishing Techniques”
Click here for tip sheet

Drill Bits
#54 Drill Bit $2.00 3/32” Drill Bit $2.00

Brass Hardware
#4 Brass Screws (1pr) $1.00 17g Pins (1 oz) $5.00

Sandpaper
Starting with 180grit you will want to increase up to at least 320 or 400grit. More information can be found in the Finishing Tips Sheet.

Basket Oil
Basket oil is a mixture of boiled linseed and mineral spirits, it is used to rub into bases, handles or rims. Rubbing this oil into the wood helps protect and bring a luster to the wood. Basket Oil $5.00

Polyurethane Gel Finish
Whenever possible, I use a polyurethane gel varnish on my base, handle and rims. What is great about a gel finish is that it is rubbed on with a cloth, leaving no streaks. You can order the finish I use from Olde Century Colors, New Carlisle, Indiana 1-800-222-3092 www.oldcenturycolors.com (order #4000 Clear Varnish Polyurethane Gel Wood Stain)


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