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    Thuya Burr pen

    So today I've been turning Thuya Burr wood and found it very waxy. the wood is choking up my sanding paper.

    with the waxy wood to the touch what finish wood you use I'm going to try Melamine but open to other finishes I do want a high gloss finish on my pen this time.


     
     
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    James, try using Abranet sanding meshes, which won't clog up the same.

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    Alan Thank you my friend

     
     
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    I use Abranet on Thuya but it still clogs up quite badly so I try to keep the sanding to a minimum. Melamine lacquer works great on Thuya no problem, I usually put a wax 22 coat on as a finish.

     
     
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    Can I ask what is wax 22 or is that 22 coats of wax ??

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    I use Melamine as my go to finish, but I have been playing with another finish too
    A handsaw company oil finish their handles, which sets hard and is supposed to be durable too, being a handsaw it gets handled quite a bit. It's their own blend of oils and shellac, your supposed to immerse the handle/ blank in it but I just put a couple of good coats on it and burnish them. Then finish with a light wipe and allow to dry naturally.... Not quick but effortless and idiot proof, and it seems to be holding up OK
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny James View Post
    Can I ask what is wax 22 or is that 22 coats of wax ??

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    https://chestnutproducts.co.uk/product/woodwax/
    I can't decide whether to be a good example, or a horrible warning!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/worke...06068033043974

     
     
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    I should have said Woodwax 22, it's just a blend of carnauba and beeswax, the carnauba part gives it it's toughness which is great for anything handled a lot.

     
     
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    I find my usual skew on the flat is as good as 400 grit already,also I try to stay away from fresh timber,this is mostly easy for me I have some very dry blanks in my extensive stash.

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