|Project by Keith Fenton||posted 05-19-2011 09:53 PM||1171 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
These are the first pens that I have made that I consider to be up to the standard that I feel comfortable selling them with my name on them. (They are on the website in my signature under “Items For Sale” ) I do have a bunch of substandard “practice pens” and key chains that I don’t know what to do with. I guess everyone I know will be getting one for Christmas :). The first two pics are of opposing sides of the same pen.
I do most of the pen turning with a rouging gouge and Nanotools
I sand the wood ones up to 320 with the lathe running and then stop it and sand with the grain with 320-500 grit before applying CA finish. The acrylics get wet sanded to 12000 before putting a finish.They all get finished with about 4 coats of medium CA glue, wet sanded up to 12000 grit and polished with HUT plastic polish. I have gotten an acrylic buffing wheel and ultra fine acrylic compound but I can’t really notice any improvement after the HUT polish. Some of these pens have seen the buffing wheel and others haven’t.
I haven’t really gotten myself to turn much else on the lathe since the pens are so much fun and turn out so nice, but I do want to eventually get into doing hollow forms….Eventually :)
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