Reply by Wildwood

  • Advertise with us

Posted on CA Finish on a Pen leaving pits and imperfections.

View Wildwood's profile


2891 posts in 2992 days

#1 posted 07-02-2020 09:07 AM

Never used anything other than medium CA glue for finishing pens. Never bought or used accelerator either! Both old CA glue and bad accelerator can ruin your finish. Know lot of pen turners over at IAP had lot of problems with using accelerator several years back no matter what viscosity CA used. Not getting rid of sanding dust from previous sanding can also cause problems or not wiping between each micro mesh sheet or pad.

I stopped buying cheap Abrasive rolls pen kit suppliers sell.

Replaced it with this sandpaper.

Item # 1120 Sanding rolls variety pack & item # 1130 Sanding roll variety pack. Could never find these pack at Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop

Good turning with my skew or roughing allowed me to start sanding 320 or 400 grit and how many higher grits depended upon the wood. Those higher grits used for wet sanding polishing the finish. Then I found and started using micro mesh sheets to wet sand & polish the finish.

-- Bill

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics