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    Modified Olympia

    With a great piece of Figured Walnut from Bill Young.
    Sanded to 400x, buffed with Super Fine Steel Wool and applied 6 coats of MINWAX Clear Gloss Polyurethane.
    This MINWAX is great stuff, no buffing or polishing required!

    Les







    Innovation is the process that renews something that already exists and not, as is commonly assumed, the introduction of something new.

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    Wow, that's a sweet gloss finish. I may have to give poly a try on a pen or two.

    Another great pen, Les.
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    Stunning. Your finishes are classic.
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    That's a great looking pen. I've never used poly as a pen finish, but I'm intrigued. How does it hold up to use and abuse? I'd love to try something other than stinky CA.

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    Very nice indeed. I really, really like the finish, you are an inspiration to try new things Les. How do you apply the polyurethane? Cheers. bill.

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    Another great pen. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Douglass View Post
    Another great pen. Well done.
    +1 very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David E Keller View Post
    That's a great looking pen. I've never used poly as a pen finish, but I'm intrigued. How does it hold up to use and abuse? I'd love to try something other than stinky CA.
    Thanks,

    The MINWAX Polyurethane holds up very well to daily use, but not abuse.
    This finish was designed for hardwood flooring.

    Les
    Innovation is the process that renews something that already exists and not, as is commonly assumed, the introduction of something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Green View Post
    Very nice indeed. I really, really like the finish, you are an inspiration to try new things Les. How do you apply the polyurethane? Cheers. bill.
    Thanks Bill,
    Have a look at my tutorial, it should answer any questions you have.

    Les

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...shTutorial.pdf
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    Great tutorial Les, the results are well worth the effort.

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