Finish for pens
Just started turning, and have pumped out a handful of nice pens. I'm not happy with the finish of any of them though. I'm using CA glue applied with a paper towel, which is how I've seen it done on a couple videos. The finish looks ok, but isn't glassy smooth like I'd like it to be...It is somewhat wavy and gritty-feeling. I'm sanding from 150 all the way to 1200, and sand with the grain every couple grits as well. They're super-smooth before I apply the CA.
I'm considering either using wipe-on poly, wax, or perhaps a mixture of BLO and shellac as a wipe-on.
What do you folks use on your pens, and how do you apply it?
If you've had luck with CA, what process are you applying it with?
I've attached a picture of my 3rd pen...Honduras rosewood with CA crappy finish. Thank you!