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After turning a pen and going through all the MM, then putting on a BLO/CA finish, where should I start with the MM to finish it off? Or should I just use a plastic polish to smooth out and shine up the CA?

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When I do a wooden pen, I sand to 600 grit and then put the CA glue on the piece. After it dries, I sand again with 600 grit and then use the MM all the way to 12000. I don't use the MM before I put the CA on it.
Unless I am missing something, the CA glue is meant to fill any voids or open grain in the wood. It doesn't do any good to MM and then CA glue and then MM again.
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I agree, I don't see a need to MM before CA. I know alot of people do, but I don't full understand that. You are going to be touching the CA, not the wood, and I don't think that there is much visible difference in the wood from 600 grit to 12000MM. Depending on how the CA finish goes on (sometimes I hate the CA finsih) I will start MM with the lowest one and work up, if the CA is ok, I might start a few pads higher.

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How are all of you applying the CA glue? I run the speed down to about 75 RPM's and drip it on than spread it out with a comon plastic bag, than shoot it with accelerator. I was thinking could the CA be applied with a small spray bottle? The spray bottle I am talking about is only about 4" tall including the pump plunger. I usually apply a Shellawax finish over my CA after the 12000 MM.
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How are all of you applying the CA glue? I run the speed down to about 75 RPM's and drip it on than spread it out with a comon plastic bag, than shoot it with accelerator. I was thinking could the CA be applied with a small spray bottle? The spray bottle I am talking about is only about 4" tall including the pump plunger. I usually apply a Shellawax finish over my CA after the 12000 MM.

I think I know why no one has responded to my question. After viewing several youtube videos I now understand. I have attached link for anyone to watch if you are interested.



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There are literally over a dozen ways to do a CA finish, and they are all right...

some people say use thin, others thick, some say never use accelerate, others always do, so apply at fast speeds others slow. Some use BLO after every coat, some don't use it at all.

Bottom line is what ever works for you is the right way. I find that certain days I have to use a different method...

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I like "EEE Shine" as a fine "buffer" for the CA finish. ( think thats the name) it is a fine abrasive wax. A shellawax brand product I think.

Puts a nice shine on. I can also go over with friction polish.
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