Mesquite 24kt

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Project by MrWizard posted 01-26-2012 07:35 AM 1305 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my last 2 series of pens I have learned a finishing process which gives me the confidence I need when creating my pens. I am very pleased with the results and am fine tuning it to my needs.

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 08:02 AM

Beautiful pen ,nice work.


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#2 posted 01-26-2012 04:08 PM

Very nice pen. Great finish !

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 05:19 PM

Nice looking pen, that wood seliction is great.

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 01:35 AM

Nice job. Is that a Mesquite burl? I don’t often see that as an offering in pen blanks.
And oh yea…is the finish you are perfecting a CA type? I’m just being nosy!

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 03:44 AM

Hello Allen, Thanks for the kind words. Yes, the finish is a CA type. after sanding to 800 then several coats of CA Anywhere from 3 to 10, then Micro sanding to 12000, Some Brasso, and PlastX to finish. I found a video and posted about it in the forums, A gent from TIMBERBITS, is using Steam from a kettle to activate the CA instead of the CA activator. It seems to work well, and I am having to modify the method because I am using a Scunci Steamer, and its a little over kill. But I love the results

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 04:26 AM

Hummm…that’s interesting. I didn’t know steam would do that.
I’ve just been playing a game of Sudoku while I wait.

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