Mopani Pen with CA Finish

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Project by Billy Bauer posted 02-28-2013 05:37 PM 1548 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Mopani Pen with CA Finish
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This pen is made form Colophospermum mopane or the common name is Mopani. This wood can be found in northern and southern parts of Africa. The wood is a deep brown with hints of red. The pen itself has a Cyanoacrylate finish (CA) or what is known as super glue, it has a very shiny finish too it. I wet sanded it from 1500 grit to 12000 grit micro mesh sand paper. This is the first pen i tried the CA finish. I recommend this finishing process to any one who likes to turn pens.

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 12:18 AM

Nice looking pen, can you elaborate on the finishing process? Have thought about trying it a few times but wanted some input from someone that actually did it and I could ask a questin or two… LOL

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 02:40 PM

Great job! I agree, all my pens get the CA finish. It looks fasntastic and is VERY durable. :)

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