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Old 07-11-2011, 10:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Mike, Thanks for the info and welcome to the forum. I hope you will show some of your turnings here. Do you have a store or work out of home? I visit Portland quite often, my Daughter, her husband and my new grandson live there. I would try to get to your store if you have one, if not I well order inline in the near future.
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Earlier today I took a pen made out of a laminated blank that I made for my wife and I was never happy with how the finish turned out. Now keep in mind that I just had my shoulder replaced so I was basically doing this one handed. When I finally managed to get it disassembled I took the laminated blank and put it back on the lathe. I took some 600 grit sandpaper with ad drop of DW's oil on the sandpaper and took the old finish off. I used micro-mesh up through 12,000 grit. I put three coats of DW's Walnut Oil/Carnauba Wax Shellac Woodturning Finish and two light coats of DW's Carnauba Wax.

The end result was night and day. The shine was a deep, brilliant luster that allowed the various laminated woods stand out. When my wife saw it she to was amazed at the difference in the finish. I'll see if I can get it away from her long enough to take a few pictures.

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I spoke with Mike yesterday. Very knowledgeable and helpful. With his guidance, I chose the products he suggests for pen finishing and put in my order. I think it shipped yesterday.

Will post again when I get a chance to try them out.
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I spoke with Mike yesterday. Very knowledgeable and helpful. With his guidance, I chose the products he suggests for pen finishing and put in my order. I think it shipped yesterday.

Will post again when I get a chance to try them out.
Based on my experience you'll be pleasantly surprised. There is something to be said when you can talk to the actual person who developed the product. I've sent Mike a half dozen emails with questions and he has taken time to answer everyone of them in detail. Sounds like you had the same experience.

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Welcome Mike, thank you for taking the time to represent your product in person. I know I have seen many members over the years share your view on what a wood finish should be. "Wood should look like wood" Best of luck and hoping you stick around the group. A quality durable finish for wood is something I think would be in fairly high demand here. Many penturners spend a lot of time finding those extra special pieces. Many of them then have a problem with coating them in plastic to keep them looking extra special.
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like to see some pictures of the finish on pens freshly coated on after its been used a bit
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Welcome to the Forum, Mike, and thanks for the info. Some of our woods contain oils that cause problems with some finishes. How will your finish react to such wood? Thank you.
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like to see some pictures of the finish on pens freshly coated on after its been used a bit
Here's a pen I sanded off the old finish, resanded the pen and finished with Doctor's Woodshop finish.
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Gotta give it a try. I just put in an order. I do lots of things other than pens do I'll use it up.
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after reading the posts on this new finish, It is still a friction polish....Im not questioning the finish itself, im sure it is great on bowls, plates, Salad bowls, Platters and bigger items like that.

Im questioning it on pens....something that gets used every day... that finish will not hold up over time and will become dull!

just my two cents! and if i am criticized for it, so be it
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