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Old 01-09-2017, 10:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Micah, what thickness of CA were you using? I don't use accelerator, just a couple or three coats of thin followed by several coats of medium. You can just use thin but it takes longer to build up.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Pen looks great. I'm in agreement with some of the others on here. No accelerant needed. Antler looks a little porous. My steps are to turn it down close to finished size & then stop to work on porous area. I will hold a paper towel under antler & just pour the thin CA to the blank. Turn the blank on the lathe by hand & make sure all areas are filled in. Once it appears that no more CA will sink in, I will let it dry, then turn down to finish size. Then I use thin CA to apply my finish coats. I normally use thin CA & build it up with my thin CA. No accelerant needed.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Came out great. There are a lot of nice pen kit to choose from. My .02 is The Bolt is without the coolest to make, own, sell. People are fascinated when they see one. So am I. It is unique. Does not get old.

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Old 01-13-2017, 08:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. I turned my second bold action on Monday evening. It turned out much better. The CA really took to it and looks great.
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