2. While still spinning, remove toolrest (safety) and sand down to #400
3. Remove from lathe
4. Do any shaping (like for a pikies head)
5. Cut for the lip if doing a swimmer
6. Drill for eyes and hooks
7. Patch any holes or tearouts.
8. Dip in boiled linseed oil to seal
9. Hang for a week to dry
10. Prime with BIN shellac primer (in the red label spray can)
11. Attach lip and any grommets
12. Do wire and hardware
13. Cover lip with masking tape, push small lengths of drinking straw over the swivels and paint. I use an airbrush with Createx acrylic paints
14. Allow paint to cure overnight
15. Coat with Envirotex Lite 2 part epoxy
16. Attach eyes while first epoxy coat is wet making sure to press them in tight, add a bit more on top of the eyes to seal them in well.
17. Make sure any bubbles are removed from the surface. You do this by gently blowing on it.
18. Slow turn on the spinner for 6 to 12 hours to level the epoxy
19. Hang for an additional 12 to 24 hours to let epoxy cure
20. Scuff sand with #600 and wipe down with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel
21. Do 2nd a coat of epoxy and repeat steps 17, 18 and 19.
22. Add hooks