|Project by Billy Bauer||posted 03-01-2013 08:18 PM||1090 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Here are a couple of my pens that I have finished with the CA finish. The first pen is Alder with spalting and has a satin chrome tip and clip. The grip and bottom part is chrome. I sanded this pen to 320 grit before adding the first coat of the CA finish. The second pen Is bloodwood, the pen kit is a standard chrome and black kit. I researched how to use the CA finish online and watched a lot of YouTube videos. I talked with some of the workers at my local wood craft store and asked how to use CA finish. I didn’t realize that you need an activator between each coats. Then you wet sand after as many coats that you put on. I added 10 coats of the finish on the pen. When I added each coat I made sure to have my lathe set on the lowest speed and a fan on. I wet sanded with the highest speed possible on my lathe and made sure to keep the micro mesh sand paper moving. I started off with 1500 grit and worked my way up to 12000 grit sand paper. CA finish is the way to go and gives a perfect shine.