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The Poymer Clay blank was madw for me by Toni Ransfield many months ago and I just got up the courage to finish it, wrapped it around a Rhodium/Black Ti Jr Statesman, finished with 8 coats of CA and buffed with Autosol.

The Noveau Sceptre is wrapped in Ancient Kauri, finished with 8 coats of BLO/CA and buffed with Autosol.

The razor is wrapped in Masaur Birch, finished with 8 coats of BLO/CA and buffed with Autosol.
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simply stunning ...

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You did a great job on all of them.You should be very proud;Mack
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I forgot to ask -- which Autosol product do you use? They've got dozens listed on their website (the list goes onto a second page!)

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I forgot to ask -- which Autosol product do you use? They've got dozens listed on their website (the list goes onto a second page!)

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I wasn't aware that they made so many products.
I use the #1000 metal Polish. I got mine from Lee Valley, their price is $7.50. It only takes a little dab so a tube is going to last a long time.
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Wow! Really nice. How was the Ancient Kauri to work with? Did it have any peculiarities? I've never worked with it, but I did order a couple of pieces to give it a try.
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Wow! Really nice. How was the Ancient Kauri to work with? Did it have any peculiarities? I've never worked with it, but I did order a couple of pieces to give it a try.
It turned and finished with no problem. I turn with carbide so I can't say how it will go with a conventional tool.
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Beautiful pens you made. I have a couple of questions for you. When you do the blo/ca finish, how do you keep the bushings from getting glued to the puns? When I did it, the finish was think, but looked good until I tried to get the bushings off. I used the pointed edge of a skew to cut through the glue, but then when I pressed in the fittings it didnt fit very well. I haven't done a ca finish since.Any help would be appreciated. My other question is about the tools you use. You said you use carbide, are you using EWT tools? If not, what are they?
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I use CA finishes on all my antler pens, with nice results. I usually hand turn and then rub the glue with a cloth while still hand turning. I find that to clean up the finish a high grit sanding block/sponge works great if ur applying several layers
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Beautiful pens you made. I have a couple of questions for you. When you do the blo/ca finish, how do you keep the bushings from getting glued to the puns? When I did it, the finish was think, but looked good until I tried to get the bushings off. I used the pointed edge of a skew to cut through the glue, but then when I pressed in the fittings it didnt fit very well. I haven't done a ca finish since.Any help would be appreciated. My other question is about the tools you use. You said you use carbide, are you using EWT tools? If not, what are they?
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For finishing I use derlin bushings called Eliminators, they are available from www.penturnersproducts.com they work great.

For turning I use a Woodchuck PenPro www.woodchuck-tools.com, haven't touched my skew since I got it.
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Those bushings look like they would do the trick. The tools look great too, I think I will have to pick up a couple from that guy. Thanks for the info.
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Beautiful pens you made. I have a couple of questions for you. When you do the blo/ca finish, how do you keep the bushings from getting glued to the puns?
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I watched a video where a guy used paste wax on the end of the bushings. I haven't tried it but it would seem lime it would work. Hth

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After sanding and before the CA you need to lightly coat the ends of the bushings "OR" pen blank with paste wax. Either one will work. It just prevents the CA from sticking. I use Johnson paste wax for this and never have problems.
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