Hi Allen; I use this finish pretty much on all my wooden pens.
Originally Posted by allen levine
1. Sand parallel to the ways with 600 grit AO paper.
2. Depending on the hardness of the wood, I may buff parallel to the ways with 0000 unoiled steel wool.
3. Then a good spritz with CA accelerant to clean the burl/wood. Let that sit & dry for 10 - 15 mins. I have a fan blowing on the blank.
4. About 6 - 8 coats thin CA (no accelarator) using a blue shop towel. Takes less than 10 mins. Let sit overnight to cure and off gas.
5. Next day, I sand very lightly with used 600 grit AO sandpaper to remove any CA ridges which might have occured.
6. Then on to the buffer using Formax 515-6163 P22 Plastic Glo (Ultra-fine, Dry) buffing compound, followed by Formax 515-6165 P112 Plasic Compound (Extra-fine). Strangely the Ultra-fine is more coarse than the Extra-fine.
That's it in a nutshell. I may apply wax on my buffer
and use that last, depending on how I feel and how good the pen looks. This one didn't require any wax.
Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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