LumberJocks

Pens, Finishes, Teak

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by coyote82 posted 09-11-2008 12:41 PM 1438 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View coyote82's profile

coyote82

2 posts in 3687 days


09-11-2008 12:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing teak

Just joined and first post:

I am new at pen making and have about a dozen under my belt. I would like to make several quality teak pens for a friend with allot of teak on his boat. With teak, how would you finish this material. I believe teak has oils the typical methods may not work. Any suggestions on producing a quality finish?

Great site. Looking forward to vewing it daily.


6 replies so far

View ToddO's profile

ToddO

80 posts in 3966 days


#1 posted 09-11-2008 01:35 PM

I have never turned teak, but would think you could wipe it down with some acetone and then apply a poly, or CA finish. However, you might want to take a handful of shavings and burnish the pen, I have found this to be an excellent finish for woods like olive, and king wood.

Good Luck,

-- Todd, Richfield MN

View trifern's profile

trifern

8135 posts in 3909 days


#2 posted 09-11-2008 01:59 PM

Some people like to simply apply a wax finish. They believe the oils in the users hands will change the pen’s finish over time and make it more personal. Any finish should work as long as you wipe it down good prior to application.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

View coyote82's profile

coyote82

2 posts in 3687 days


#3 posted 09-11-2008 02:23 PM

Thanks ToddO, I have an idea on how to burnish wood but exactly how do you do it with the shavings on the pen? Trifern thanks, any suggestions on the wax? I have been using Renaissance Wax on my pens after doing a CA base.

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 4017 days


#4 posted 09-11-2008 02:43 PM

You might want to use EEE-Ultra Shine Paste Wax. It is a bit spendy, but a jar is a lifetime supply if all you use it for is pens.

View Chris 's profile

Chris

1879 posts in 4133 days


#5 posted 09-11-2008 04:29 PM

Personally I like the Mylands High Friction Polish. It’s a liquid which is Shellac & Wax

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

View ShannonRogers's profile

ShannonRogers

540 posts in 3930 days


#6 posted 09-12-2008 04:15 AM

I second the EEE Ultra Shine, and then I follow it up with ShellaWax. The more you buff it the higher the shine. Also, I have turned teak and have had no problems with finish adherance due to the oily nature of the wood. Just make sure you sharpen your tools after you turn them as Teak will kill the edges faster than any wood I know.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com