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    Great looking pens. I haven't tried your polishing technique Bill. I usually wet sand from 240 to 12,000 then polish with Mothers plastic polish. I must try your method as I have stacks of Farecla laying around from my valeting days.

    Really must go to work........


     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve68 View Post
    Great looking pens. I haven't tried your polishing technique Bill. I usually wet sand from 240 to 12,000 then polish with Mothers plastic polish. I must try your method as I have stacks of Farecla laying around from my valeting days.

    Really must go to work........
    Hi Steven, I went through the wet sanding phase but don’t bother now. I can’t see the finish on my pens so I rely on other people’s judgement. Walter Hall who is on this forum is one of my victims whom I call on to give me a critique on my finishing to keep me on my toes.
    Let me know how it compares with your method so I know if I need to go further to reach better finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Mooney View Post
    Hi Steven, I went through the wet sanding phase but donít bother now. I canít see the finish on my pens so I rely on other peopleís judgement. Walter Hall who is on this forum is one of my victims whom I call on to give me a critique on my finishing to keep me on my toes.
    Let me know how it compares with your method so I know if I need to go further to reach better finish.
    I somehow doubt I am anyone to criticize your work Bill, your pens look beautifully finished to me.

    What I am going to try with wood pens is to sand as usual, then remove the blanks from the lathe and spray them with three or four coats of automotive clear lacquer. Return them to the lathe and wet sand, then finish with compound and car polish. I'm hoping this will give me a finish similar to the CA glue technique that I've seen (and failed at miserably) on youtube. When I tried it I glued everything in the shed to its nearest item and most of my fingers to one another. The blank itself looked as though it had been dragged through a field of dust and cobwebs. Needless to say it wasn't worth any more effort and was filed under R.

     
     
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    Lovely pair of pens Bill.
    Really like working with Corian, turns nice and you can get a lovely finish with them
    I am a novice.. Have been since the day I was born

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve68 View Post
    I somehow doubt I am anyone to criticize your work Bill, your pens look beautifully finished to me.

    What I am going to try with wood pens is to sand as usual, then remove the blanks from the lathe and spray them with three or four coats of automotive clear lacquer. Return them to the lathe and wet sand, then finish with compound and car polish. I'm hoping this will give me a finish similar to the CA glue technique that I've seen (and failed at miserably) on youtube. When I tried it I glued everything in the shed to its nearest item and most of my fingers to one another. The blank itself looked as though it had been dragged through a field of dust and cobwebs. Needless to say it wasn't worth any more effort and was filed under R.
    I’ve given timber blanks a few spray coats of car acrylic clear lacquer, left them for 24 hours then buffed them on buffing mops finishing with manzerna acrylic wax polish. I now mainly use Phil Darts method of applying melamine, which you can find on Beaufort Ink website.
    Like you I’ve had very little success with ca finish.
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    Great pens Bill and thanks for passing on your finishing process.
    George

     
     
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    Those are real lookers, Bill. Beautiful work as always.

     
     

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