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Normally, I use CA as my go-to pen finish. I recently got a pen wizard and realized that I can't CA those pens since they're not smooth or round. I suppose I could still use CA, but would have to polish by hand, which would be very tedious. Is there another finish that is similarly resilient that can be easily applied to non-smooth surfaces like checkered pens? I'm thinking about a danish oil and wipe on poly top coat, but don't know if that's going to work well on pens since they're handled daily.
 

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You might have better luck posting your question in the woodturning forum. Theres a lot of people over there that make pens. I don't make pens. As far as a oil finish, I would use tung oil. It takes a lot of coats to achieve a finish but once cured makes a durable waterproof finish. If you have the means of spraying you could use a cab-acrylic lacquer. Applying a finish by hand I would be inclined to use polyurethane, water based on light woods and oil based on med to dark woods.
 
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