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finishing bottle stoppers

I am very new to turning and need to ask a rookie question. What is a good, durable, but easy to use finishing product? I know I am asking for a lot in one product, but I am learning to walk before running.......
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CA glue. I use it to finish all my pens and will be using it to finish stoppers as well. I do 10 coats and then Micro Mesh to a 12,000 grit polish. Looks like glass when its finished and is very durable!!

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CA glue. I use it to finish all my pens and will be using it to finish stoppers as well. I do 10 coats and then Micro Mesh to a 12,000 grit polish. Looks like glass when its finished and is very durable!!

I have med CA and had a hell of a time with it.....rookie mistakes I hope, would you recommend med CA or thin stuff?
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I have med CA and had a hell of a time with it.....rookie mistakes I hope, would you recommend med CA or thin stuff?
Ive been using medium and havnt had a problem. That being said, there is a procedure. I learned from a youtube video. I'll try and find them again and link them up here for ya.


Okay, rather than look all over youtube trying to find them again, heres another thread where I linked them up. I do it exactly like he does in the video except I dont have a buffing system so I dont sand the finish like he does. I sand the work to around 400 grit and then apply the CA like in the video. I then use micro mesh to polish it.

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/pen-setup-33145/

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Doctor's Woodshop (or Workshop) shellac, walnut oil and carnauba wax finish. You can apply multiple coats quickly, it doesn't stink, it's impossible to screw up, it leaves the wood feeling like wood not plastic,.....need I go on?

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Doctor's Woodshop (or Workshop) shellac, walnut oil and carnauba wax finish. You can apply multiple coats quickly, it doesn't stink, it's impossible to screw up, it leaves the wood feeling like wood not plastic,.....need I go on?

Thanks, I will look into it, looks like I will be going a bit of trial and error. I looked up a couple of videos on youtube also, good info on there. You can actually see the process, much easier to understand when it can be seen......
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Doctor's Woodshop (or Workshop) shellac, walnut oil and carnauba wax finish. You can apply multiple coats quickly, it doesn't stink, it's impossible to screw up, it leaves the wood feeling like wood not plastic,.....need I go on?
SDF turned me on to this stuff a while back...
I like it, and am grateful for the recommendation...

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SDF turned me on to this stuff a while back...
I like it, and am grateful for the recommendation...

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I am going to try turning a few easy things, then try the CA on those.......I'll keep ya posted, thnx guys
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