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Old 08-27-2018, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have started to reduce the number of coats of CA in response to customers that want some signs of real wood. A tiny bit of grain or a small depression where there is figure seems to work. Yes, for high end pens absolutely glossy smooth is my rule. For wooden razors I leave hints of reality. It feels smooth as silk and it is fully sealed for protection.

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I agree theres times the feel of the wood needs to be evident to make the pen come to life.
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When I have done this people say “ I like this wood one “ even though many others are wood too, but they feel like acrylic resin.
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I use only thin CA on wood pens. It gives the protection of CA without showing a finish on the surface. My last step is sand to about 1000 grit and then use 0000 steel wool to give the pen a nice satin finish. It looks like just wood.

Gloss sells, but some customers want to see and feel the wood.
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