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Forum topic by goodwood posted 12-05-2009 04:17 PM 1459 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2009 04:17 PM

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I have started to turn pens that I intend to sell. My finishing technique has been the following. Clean the sanded pen with alchhol and dry for 30 seconds. Apply a cellulose sealer and let sit for approximatley 10 minutes. Apply a friction polish. Here are my questions:

1. I am only applying 1 coat of sealer. Is that enough ? If I need another do I steel wool in between ?
2. Is the 10 minutes enough time to let the sealer sit before I apply friction polish ?
3. I am sanding at 1800 RPM and applying the friction polish at 3975 RPM. Is that right ?

My pens are looking OK with my current process I just want to make sure that they hold their polish.

Thanks !!

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 04:33 PM

Go here and look around they have a wealth of info for everything pen. The friction finish is nice at first but will dull rapidly. I use a CA/BLO finish now and looking at going to a plexiglass finish.
The site is and they are just as friendly as those here.


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#2 posted 12-05-2009 04:35 PM

my daughter has been using the ca glue finish and it shines like acrylic here is a recent post the ca finish is fast
and very durable. she has been selling for a year now there are some good how to’s on youtube
Click for details: More penz!

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