my first attempt at a blo and ca finish

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Project by aldente posted 05-30-2009 02:31 AM 1421 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work for woodcraft, so I have seen many pens done with a ca and blo finish. I had to try it myself. It was easier then I thought it would be. This is where I found the info.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#1 posted 05-30-2009 03:13 AM

It’s a winner looks great

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 03:17 AM

looks great. how does it feel? hard finish? or does it have some of the wood softness?

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 04:04 AM

Is that amboyna burl? It’s gorgeous, nice sheen !! I’ve seen two different videos using CA and BLO alternating, which goes on as a first coat and last coat? Each video was different.

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#4 posted 05-30-2009 02:26 PM

it’s a very hard and durable finish. As for the type of wood, I don’t remember what it is called. It was given to me by one of my customers and don’t recall what he called it. I do know that it is not amboyna burl. It does start with an A tho.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#6 posted 06-02-2009 03:06 PM

I asked the guy who gave me the wood. It’s an azialla burl (don’t know if I spelled it correct or not).

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#7 posted 06-03-2009 12:36 AM

I was hesitant about using a BLO/CA finish at first (was mostly afraid of gluing my fingers together!) but now that I’ve gotten into it, I wouldn’t use anything else.

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