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Old 08-20-2017, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How well will this finish hold up?

Turned the pen and put just one coat of ca on. The grain is not filled up to give the wood more of a wood look.
Pen made from hard Ziricote wood scientific Name : Cordia dodecandra

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Old 08-20-2017, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would think that it will probably have a long LIFE, given the fact that the main finger grip area is plated metal. . Nice looking pen !!!

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Old 08-20-2017, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Robert, like most open questions, the answer is probably, it depends.

If used extensively as a daily carry pen, the finish will not last very long. If in a purse, it will be a short life. Stored in a drawer and used occasionally a long time.

If it is going to be someone elses pen and a reflection of your work, know how to communicate the strengths and risks of the finishes you are using.
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Like your background. The original Life magazine. I was a curator at a photography museum and we had a complete set of Life magazines.
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