Pen Finish

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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 09-08-2008 01:11 AM 1795 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at the Canberra ‘Working with Wood’ show last weekend & was talking to one of the wood turners, I think he was with the ACT Woodcraft Guild. He was turning a pen & had a great finish on it. I asked him about the finish & it was simply linseed oil & super glue. That got me interested so I did a little websearching & found this Utube video on how it’s done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 09-08-2008 01:33 AM

thanks for the link!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 09-08-2008 04:04 AM

I use a BLO/CA finish on my pens. I’ve been carrying around that last segmented pen I made and haven’t noticed any change really in the finish. I’m really happy with how it comes out.

the process I learned from can be found here. click the “video #2” link when you get there.

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#3 posted 09-08-2008 01:18 PM

Thanks for the link Grumpy. Great video of this fellows process.

-- Jerry

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#4 posted 09-09-2008 02:08 PM

Thanks for the information Grumpy.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 09-10-2008 12:46 AM

good to hear from you grumpy…good finish for a pen…for my vases and bowls I prefer a lacquer finish that dries fast and can be buffed and polished in the same day…getting ready for a show of my ringmaster vases etc..have 80 pieces sitting on our dinning room table ready to be priced etc…I’,m in a small town in the western mountains of north carolina…this show just outside the town brings in 23,000 in two days!!!! will send you pictures of what getting ready for this show looks like… whatever!!! kineo

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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#6 posted 09-10-2008 01:59 AM

Kineo, I look forward to your pics. Good luck with the show.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 09-10-2008 04:02 PM

This guy has several good vids. Very educational.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#8 posted 09-17-2008 07:01 PM

Thanks for the link Grumpy.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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