|Project by kewald||posted 12-06-2009 05:54 AM||1439 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I’ve been turning pens both as gifts for family and friends, and for sale.
I finish the wood on the lathe, first sanding from 120 – 400 grit, then seal the wood with 1 lb. cut shellac followed by sanding through the grits to 2,000. After sanding then I apply several more coats of shellac, rubbing them in with a paper towel. Finally, I polish using Tripoli compound then white diamond compound and lastly caranauba wax.
I wear a Trend Airshield Pro mask/respirator/ear protection throughout the process. The dust from the Tripoli is hazardous, and of course some wood dust is also. I was lax one time and have been coughing for over a week now.
-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX