|Project by MrWizard||posted 01-24-2012 01:48 AM||1033 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Well, after relearning some finishing steps from some Lumber Jocks and others I returned to the shop to clean up some pens. My wife was kind enough to supply me with a truck load of Poplar, both heart and sap wood, so I will be doing a lot, of that breed of wood (any tips on how to bring it to life please send them my way.) Because I am getting use to the different woods I have had a couple of blow outs so those aren’t here. No need to share the ugly stuff. I am going to try and repair one of my Mesquite blanks as it chipped at the opening as i was doing a final squaring up with the barrel trimmer by hand before I reworked them.
I really like the reworked barrels, have done three coats of CA after 800 grit sanding, then sanding up to 12000, a light coat of Brasso, and a coat of PlastX to finish. Still working on my nib ends, I think I will settle in on a smaller holding area and save the bigger barrel stuff for the 10 mm pens I will be doing down the road. Thanks for everyone’s insight and helpful tips