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Forum topic by Dustin posted 06-27-2016 04:22 PM 314 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dustin

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06-27-2016 04:22 PM

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So, I’ve been practicing turning quite a bit the last week, and am excited for my hardware to be arriving in a few days so I can start on some pens.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading on finish, and have settled on CA, as my wife uses her pens so often.
My question is this: Is it safe to use something like Danish oil under the CA? I love the rich color it produces, even the natural finish, but know that it won’t hold up under use, so I was hoping it’s feasible to do a coat or two of Danish oil, then seal with the CA for a more durable/glossy finish.
Anybody use a technique like this? Any alternate suggestions?

Thanks,
Dustin

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."


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#1 posted 06-27-2016 04:45 PM

Dustin, Im not sure about Danish Oil….I am not sure how it would react to the CA. I would use Boiled Linseed Oil. (BLO) It will accomplish a similar “richening” of the wood and meshes well with CA.

I have used Danish oil on some clocks and it “weeped” out of the pores for weeks….I have doubts as if it is safe to put on CA within a few days…
Mike

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#2 posted 06-27-2016 04:58 PM

Mike,
Thanks for the reply. I did a little more digging, and didn’t realize that Danish oil was just BLO with some varnish compound. As I’m not interested in the varnish portion for protection, seems like your suggestion is the way to go.
Can’t wait to try it out!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#3 posted 06-27-2016 05:30 PM

Dustin, I would also become a member of penturners.org. They have a library with several good articles about CA finish, some with and some without BLO. I’ve always done without BLO but a lot of people do it the other way and love the results. Invest in some micro mesh pads for best results after applying your CA finish

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#4 posted 06-27-2016 06:38 PM



Dustin, I would also become a member of penturners.org. They have a library with several good articles about CA finish, some with and some without BLO. I ve always done without BLO but a lot of people do it the other way and love the results. Invest in some micro mesh pads for best results after applying your CA finish

- Notw

Yup, got some micromesh on the way with all my pen hardware. And sound advice; I’ve already been lurking on penturners.org, might as well sign up!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#5 posted 06-28-2016 02:28 PM

looking in the library there are at least 4 articles on CA finishing one even specifically on BLO and CA finish

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