|Project by Shopsmithtom||posted 03-04-2008 03:57 AM||1617 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
For anyone who saw my recent tool review of the Shopsmith 10ER, I used a pen project for my trip through the 5 tools I reviewed. This is the pen. This time I didn’t make it out of a stick from my firewood pile. Instead, I made it from one of those exotic pen woods whose name escapes me, but it contains a lot of vowels, as I recall.
I checked into a couple of pen finishes some recommended by lumberjocks, and some at my reasonably local Woodcraft store, and with prices in the range of $18 for a few ounces, (being cheap) I couldn’t bring myself to get any. After all, I had already spent 99 cents on the wood.
Instead, I wiped on a couple of coats of shellac, and I finished with a wipe on coat of water based polyurethane. I went with shellac because I like the warm tones it applies to the wood.
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