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Project by Steve Cherry posted 01-03-2020 11:09 PM 568 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some of the pens I’ve finished recently. I’ve had some problems with the CA finish which a few LJ’rs have helped me with, much thanks. I’m happy with these pens, but not completely satisfied. You might not be able to see it in the photo’s but the fit and finish are not yet to a point where I feel comfortable selling them for top dollar. But I think I’m getting there. Much thanks to LJ’rs Cold_Pizza, Andybb, and HokieKen for their sage wisdom.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA





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Andre

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#1 posted 01-03-2020 11:15 PM

Look good to me:) Check out Hard wax finishes, much simpler! IMHO:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-03-2020 11:30 PM



Look good to me:) Check out Hard wax finishes, much simpler! IMHO:)

- Andre

Thank you for the recommendation – what product do you use?

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 01-04-2020 12:19 AM

Neat collection SC...

Noticed you haven’t… so may I suggest, contrary to my love of timber pens, antler, buffalo horn and camo acrylic for the bullet pens.

PS. Also a rose clipping out of clients’ back yard (or even a BOOMBY [Branch Out OF My Back Yard])... and who doesn’t have one of those… makes a great personalised pen…. just a thought… one would never know but the client would.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 01-04-2020 12:33 AM

nice pens,but im in the same thought about the ca finish,i think their are better waze to finish a pen.i know many complain if you drop the pen the ca finish can crack.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-04-2020 12:45 AM


Look good to me:) Check out Hard wax finishes, much simpler! IMHO:)

- Andre

Thank you for the recommendation – what product do you use?

- Steve Cherry

I really like one called HUT Satin Gloss Woodturners Polish but the carnauba from Lee Valley works okay just a little harder to apply.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 01-04-2020 01:16 AM


nice pens,but im in the same thought about the ca finish,i think their are better waze to finish a pen.i know many complain if you drop the pen the ca finish can crack.
- pottz
pottzy, this is not a pottzy bash, I have been a CA addict (for timber)... after other therapy… I do like car Polish (or Finish and even Hungarian for acrylic)...
Now the bashing… I write with my pens… not drop them… now refrain with any witty comeback… I’m told I have my sober moments when I remember how to grip… on a pen!... Damn, I can’t ‘member how I used to finish them… maybe they’re still on the lathe.. all 28 of them!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 01-04-2020 01:34 AM


Look good to me:) Check out Hard wax finishes, much simpler! IMHO:)

- Andre

Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll look it up and give the wax a try.

Thank you for the recommendation – what product do you use?

- Steve Cherry

I really like one called HUT Satin Gloss Woodturners Polish but the carnauba from Lee Valley works okay just a little harder to apply.

- Andre


-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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pottz

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#8 posted 01-04-2020 01:45 AM


nice pens,but im in the same thought about the ca finish,i think their are better waze to finish a pen.i know many complain if you drop the pen the ca finish can crack.
- pottz

pottzy, this is not a pottzy bash, I have been a CA addict (for timber)... after other therapy… I do like car Polish (or Finish and even Hungarian for acrylic)...
Now the bashing… I write with my pens… not drop them… now refrain with any witty comeback… I m told I have my sober moments when I remember how to grip… on a pen!... Damn, I can t member how I used to finish them… maybe they re still on the lathe.. all 28 of them!

- LittleBlackDuck

ok no commrnt !

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 01-04-2020 11:41 AM

Is Hard wax a friction polish? I use Shellwax sometimes

Look good to me:) Check out Hard wax finishes, much simpler! IMHO:)

- Andre

Thank you for the recommendation – what product do you use?

- Steve Cherry


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#10 posted 01-04-2020 11:41 AM

Very nice

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Andre

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#11 posted 01-04-2020 07:51 PM

Yes, just rub on then polish with rag. I usually do a coat or two of shellac to clean and bring out the grain before the wax. Watching some of the videos they seem too be spinning a little fast to me? I usually polish in the 400 to 600 range.


Is Hard wax a friction polish? I use Shellwax sometimes

Look good to me:) Check out Hard wax finishes, much simpler! IMHO:)

- Andre

Thank you for the recommendation – what product do you use?

- Steve Cherry

- MJR


-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 01-04-2020 09:38 PM

Steve , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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#13 posted 01-04-2020 10:25 PM



Steve , nice job and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy


Thank you Grumpy, I hadn’t even noticed the Daily Top 3 until I saw your comment!

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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