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Old 07-05-2018, 11:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jttheclockman View Post
Originally Posted by Tiger View Post
Thanks for all the responses, I should have said that I mainly do CA finishes. I am a fan of the skew and I do use it to take the CA finish down however my last attempt I also took off some timber so obviously went too far. Although I use a straight grind on my skews, I am thinking of using a curved grind ala' Alan Lacer.
Makes absolutely no difference in pen turning. You do not want to use a skew when the blanks is CAed You want to micro mesh. You will not get a great finish if you use a skew. That is to take the blank to the point a CA finish is applied and then you set the skew aside.
I think there's been a slight misunderstanding, I do use micro-mesh or progressive sanding until 2000 grit for the final finish, it was more about when you're a few thousandths over, so the step before doing the final sanding & polishing.
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