Ipe - International Association of Penturners
     International Association of Penturners
Pens for Service Members
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Penturning
  Forgot Password
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Penturning General penturning discussions not specifically addressed in one of the specialty forums.

Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to penturners.org!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2018, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Fairmont WV
Posts: 4
Photos: 0

Default Ipe

Sorry Guys, I must not be using the search function correctly. I tried searching, on here, finishing suggestions for Ipe, but came back with 0 results. Came back with 0 results for just IPE as well, which I don't believe.

Anyways, very dense and oily. Any seasoned pros have a suggestion on what to use as a finish? Will the usual CA work on this wood? Never messed with this before.
Wvperch is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 08-07-2018, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
JohnU's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ottawa, Illinois
Posts: 3,854
Photos: 2


CA should work just fine. If the wood is oily, wipe it down a couple times with denatured alcohol prior to the CA. That should remove the surface oil and allow the glue to adhere to the wood.
Likes: (1)
JohnU is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 08-07-2018, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Northwest IN
Posts: 782
Photos: 0


I've done a few Ipe pens, and used friction polish (Woodturner's Finish), as I was a little concerned about CA adhering. The WTF just darkened it, and it was pretty blah when done. That was back when I had about no spare tubes for anything--it's time to try it again, but use CA. What I have has been in the garage for at least 5 years, and at a lumberyard for at least 3 years prior (was a "special order" of 5/4 x 6" decking that didn't get picked up, so I got 250 linear feet for $100 delivered. Did a 10' x 10' deck with plenty to spare!!)
greenacres2 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 08-07-2018, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
jttheclockman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NJ, USA.
Photos: 104


Turning Ipe?

Has anyone made a pen with Ipe?

Cleaning before finishing

Help with CA Finish on Cocobolo

Just a few past posts on topic for your reading pleasure. I always wipe oily woods down with acetone.
John T.

My Photo Album
jttheclockman is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 08-08-2018, 12:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 27
Photos: 0


Also make sure your CA glue is fresh. If the glue gets old it can cause cloudiness like that. I donít trust CA more than 8-9 months old.

Sent from my iPhone using Penturners.org mobile app
scrofts1219 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2019 by Penturners.org, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy