Not more Pens? Ok a couple of 7MM Funline Slimline Gun Metal

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Not more Pens? Ok a couple of 7MM Funline Slimline Gun Metal
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I just can’t help myself. These things are so fun to make. I feel like I am really getting close to a great finish. I am pleased with the CA finish but still working on sanding the edges down so when I put the finish pen blanks together you don’t see the whitish CA.

The one is a Zebrawood. What happened on that one is while turning it down, I went to deep and cracked it. I put the remaining blank up on the shelf for a few weeks. The remaining blank was designed for a different pen. Decided to reuse the blank with what I had left of a very small piece of Zebrawood but had a 7MM Gun Metal from Penn State so the middle piece was too wide. This was for the wife and she loves it with e middle piece in, but I took pictures with it off as well.

The other one for the life of I can not remember what it is, where I got it or anything. I have attached the picture of the wood if anyone knows. This Pen I added a coat of Minwax Red Oak 215 I had left over from a long ways ago.
For those interested I used a thin CA finish from Penn State with 20 coats applied from the papertowl, sliding across the pen. I’d like to shoot a video of the process I am using from start to finish. It really is a slight variation Timberbits; and Grub32;

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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#1 posted 01-16-2011 01:45 AM

Those are really nice. How do you keep the ca from gluing the blanks to the bushings?
I love the ca finish but I can’t seem to keep the blanks from being glued to the bushings.

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 01:59 AM

Good question but as bad as it seems. I thought I had same problem. Turns out if you use a. Good process then all you have to do is break the end loose with hand pressue and slide off then when the bushing is off shaft break loose by pullong it towrds you. All u may have is residual glue you lightly sand by hand. Yoii can message me and I can explain it better though.

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 02:57 AM

I use CA finish on all my pens. I normally put 3 – 4 coats of mid CA. I’ve encounter that same issue with the bushings but it is not a problem, the bushings just snap right off. How many coats of CA are you putting on the pen??? if you have excess on the pen after removing the bushings all you have to do is sand it like sgtsprout said but don’t put too much pressure when sanding because you might damage the edge and it will turn white.

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 03:15 AM

Yeah good point josh. You should clean the bushing soff from time to time. Meaning remove the buildup of CA frm the bushings too from time to time. Maybe every few pens. I been using a junked skew chisel to remove the layers of ca glue. Mind you I am using 20 coats myself and excess has not been a problem. And also good point about sanding pressure.

I posted a video and not sure if that helped, but have to let us know Matt.

-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

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