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my first attempt at a blo and ca finish

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Project by aldente posted 1908 days ago 1047 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. http://www.youtube.com/user/williamoyoung.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1908 days ago

It’s a winner looks great

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1908 days ago

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

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dustbunny

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#3 posted 1908 days ago

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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aldente

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#4 posted 1908 days ago

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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timkilroy

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#5 posted 1905 days ago

This is GORGEOUS!

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aldente

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#6 posted 1905 days ago

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

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#7 posted 1904 days ago

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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