When I finish pens I prefer the following:
I start with Mylands "high friction polish" (HFP) and I follow-up with 4 coats of Shellawax Cream. I have tried Shellawax liquid in place of the Mylands HFP, but I was not happy with the results. If I am finishing a burl I may put a coat of thin CA and hit it with an accelerator after it soak in to the wood. I do this just before my fine sanding. You can go on line at PSI and I think there is a video on pen making/finishing. They use another Shellawax product but I have not tried it so far.
One more thing use a zip lock bag or similar bag against the wood to spread the CA this will not stick to the bag.
Last edited by Bob Willing; 01-19-2009 at 06:34 PM.