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Got a question. Finished with CA & BLO. When I got home I put renaissance wax on them and one of the developed a couple milky spots. It’s Bloodwood. What’s that all about. Thanks.
-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.
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#1 posted 01-27-2010 05:06 PM
Can’t answer your question but I like your pens Dudley.
-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
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#2 posted 01-27-2010 05:32 PM
Not sure if this is what is happening, I have heard that if you have too much friction when doing the CA finish it can cloud up the finish. I do not think this it matters what wood it is and I have made a few pens from blood with and CA finish that have not clouded up. Just a thought.
-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.
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#3 posted 01-27-2010 05:50 PM
did a search on the wax, don’t know if this has anything to do with it or not.found this Controversy over its useWax coatings are known to be susceptible to accumulations of dust and lint. They may also obscure some fine detail.
Although Renaissance Wax is generally agreed to be a useful and stable material for conservation work, this view is not without some reservations. Owing to the polyethylene wax content, some authors have reported problems in removing it.This is the link that I read it from.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Wax
-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened
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#4 posted 01-27-2010 07:18 PM
Nice pens Dudley. I wish I could help you, but I know even less about finishing than I do woodworking!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#5 posted 01-27-2010 09:37 PM
Thanks guys. I figured it out. There was a rough spot that didn’t show up until I put the wax on. I have a great spot light at my lathe that I wired to come on when the lathe is turned on. So when I turn it off I’m blind. Dumb idea. Gonna install another light.
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#6 posted 01-27-2010 10:49 PM
also when doing a ca finish you can use the high grit accrelic pads and finish it off with the one step plastic polish that method really seems to work out great with the ca finish
-- in wood working there is no need for perfection as inperfections just go to show that the project was done by hand with love and care
#7 posted 01-27-2010 10:59 PM
I have a full set of acrylic pads. Not familiar with the one step polish. What’ the source?
#8 posted 01-27-2010 11:05 PM
I found the one step at Penn State Industries. Thanks All.
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#9 posted 01-28-2010 12:03 AM
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#10 posted 01-28-2010 02:49 AM
I use thin CA to finish my pens…with my newer process…i never get clouding or spotting any more. My process is on youtube under grub32.
I also wipe down with DNA before applying finish.
looks good by the way,
-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!
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