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post #1 of 4 Old 01-08-2009, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Talking First pens need finish info help though.

After letting the glue set over night I had better luck. Untill I was sanding, as I got closer to the tube it looks like either a glue spoted through the wood or a blemish. Well it was the first and I can say a wood blemish. Anyway these are my first three pens. I used the Hutt finish on them but I will try another next time. was not to impressed with the shine on them. Got any other ideas? I have seen the CA glue ones on the web but it was not to good of video so I dont know how it looks up close. Some people seems to be a little tricky. Do you use the thin glue or does it matter, also do you sand it i have seen so that tdo between coats and how manr coats do you use. Also, what kind of lacquer do you recomend to try (brand cut or not and how to apply coats ect. Do you need any other steps after the lacquer?) Please give feedback I would really appreciate it.
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Ive been making pepper mills for a while. Ive found that putting boiled linseed oil then rubbing some chips across starts a shine before i put on mylands friction polish. It took me a while to get used to the friction polish but it leaves a nice shine and only takes a few minuets to apply a nice finish.
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I used thinned turners varnish for the first coat and full strength for the next several coats after that. Each coat gets buffed and then a couple of coats of paste wax to finish it off.
Great job on the pens. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks guys ill try these when i get some more blanks.
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