|Project by sgtsprout||posted 01-15-2011 05:52 PM||1509 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I just can’t help myself. These things are so fun to make. I feel like I am really getting close to a great finish. I am pleased with the CA finish but still working on sanding the edges down so when I put the finish pen blanks together you don’t see the whitish CA.
The one is a Zebrawood. What happened on that one is while turning it down, I went to deep and cracked it. I put the remaining blank up on the shelf for a few weeks. The remaining blank was designed for a different pen. Decided to reuse the blank with what I had left of a very small piece of Zebrawood but had a 7MM Gun Metal from Penn State so the middle piece was too wide. This was for the wife and she loves it with e middle piece in, but I took pictures with it off as well.
The other one for the life of I can not remember what it is, where I got it or anything. I have attached the picture of the wood if anyone knows. This Pen I added a coat of Minwax Red Oak 215 I had left over from a long ways ago.
For those interested I used a thin CA finish from Penn State with 20 coats applied from the papertowl, sliding across the pen. I’d like to shoot a video of the process I am using from start to finish. It really is a slight variation Timberbits; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8wdHFrVadY&feature=related and Grub32; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nXSaGOHMK8.
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