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Old 02-23-2018, 06:55 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Meanwhile, the High Build Friction Polish from Dr.'s Woodshop has been working really well. I put it on at high speed and the shine is about equal to the CA. I've heard that it's not as durable, though, I'm going to use a couple of the pens for a while to find out. Anyone else have experience with this product? It's a different formula than the Pens Plus.
Polish and waxes are not permanent in their brilliant shine. Objects that they are applied to - are meant to be re-polished, or in the case of shellack, meant to be re-waxed either after a certain time or after so many hand uses. In the wood furniture world, from which these polishes were adapted, this is well understood. But in the "quick make it world" of wanting a different finish - while it is beautiful, it works temporarily (weeks to few months) unless care is taken to clean and wax on regular occasion - in other words: occasional maintenance for continued clean shine.
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Bit of a noob question here. How do you keep the CA from gluing the blank to the bushings?
I don't worry about it. When it's all done, an upright tap of the bushing on the lathe bed will free them. Any tiny jagged overhanging CA gets sanded off.
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Bit of a noob question here. How do you keep the CA from gluing the blank to the bushings?
I don't worry about it. When it's all done, an upright tap of the bushing on the lathe bed will free them. Any tiny jagged overhanging CA gets sanded off.
Be very careful of this method, you can send small crack down the entire blank or at least on the ends.
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