|Project by TheDane||posted 04-11-2013 06:38 PM||915 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Another batch of Freedom Pens for the men and women in uniform serving our country overseas.
These are a mix of Birch, Cherry, Maple, and Oak … the pen blanks come from off-falls I get by the bundle at a local cabinet shop.
For more info on the Freedom Pens project, and to get involved, see: http://www.freedompens.org
PS: These are my first attempt at using CA glue for a finish. With the lathe running, I applied a thin coat of BLO first, then immediately hit them with medium-viscosity CA. When the CA was dry, I gave them a second coat. When the 2nd coat was dry, I applied a coat of Meguiar’s PlastX (clear plastic cleaner & polish) and buffed them to a shine. You can find Meguiar’s PlastX at AutoZone.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"