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    Totally waterproof finish ??

    My wife is a flower arranger and has been looking at some Ikebana designs. Those used a ceramic bowl filled with water and a submerged pin holder for the flowers. I was wondering if it was possible to make a wooden equivalent, not the pin holder. Part of the bowl would obvisously be under water for several days with the top exposed to the air. I had thought of epoxy but that may be too brittle not to crack if the bowl "moves" in its humid enviroment.

    I have heard that hard wax finishes like Teatex can be used for wooden goblets and cups but I was wondering if I am expecting too much of this or any other finish.

    Has anyone tried this before with any success or has any recomendations

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    Treated hard wax oil does the trick. Mark Raby used to demo a vase part filled with water using the Treatex treatment. It's usually advertised in Woodturning. It is also alcohol & stain resistant.
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    A Glass insert could help but continual handling of water with timber needs marine specs as in boat building combined with stainless steel IMHO.

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    Never used it but how about Rustin plastic coat?

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    Thanks. I will look at Treatex but it I have also been told that propper yatch varnish would be very suitable. After all if it will seal a wooden boat from sea water it should be fine for what I want.

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    Not having to bother with water proofing a turned item can't say with any authority but have heard of the two suggestions Rustin's plasti coat and the treatex
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