|Project by JohnGreco||posted 08-12-2012 09:59 PM||1014 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Back to my stabilizing tricks like with my last pen, this time I added some reactive blue dye to the stabilizing resin. I wasn’t expecting this striped look, but since the resin replaces the air in the wood, and of course fast growth will have more air, it makes sense. Especially since I went a little light on the dye.
Though it’s hard to tell here, the pen has a glossy smooth-as-glass finish finish (you can kind of see it with the reflection of the end of the clip).
I also included how the wood looked right after it was treated and how it looked turned round before the CA finish was applied. Thanks for looking.