|Project by tooldad||posted 05-30-2010 03:12 PM||1508 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My first attempt at an inlay pen. Obviously a little nervous at $24 for the kit about blowing it out. But thanks to other LJ’s and their tips I was successful.
Sanded to 600grit with traditional sandpaper, then used up to about 2500-3200 from the plastic sanding kits
One coat of mylands friction polish applied with lathe off and allowed to dry completely.
7-8 more additional coats applied with lathe running, then buffed off. Feels glass smooth
I used to use shellawax since that came with the starter kits, however it wears off after time. Once introduced to mylands at the woodworking show, I was hooked. The other advice I was given was to apply the first coat with the lathe off and let it dry, this seals the wood.
To pass on what I learned. Work patiently and use SHARP tools. I use the carbide tip cutter from Craft USA. That tool is a blessing or a nightmare depending on how patient and gentle you are.