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Old 06-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Dan;

I have used on stabilized blanks...I liked the results...similar to what i had with other hardwood. I never only buff a stabilized blank so I only have CA finish to compare it to.
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I recently had occasion to disassemble a Slimline I had turned in Imbuya and finished with Pens Plus (crack in the wood). I had glued the tubes in with thick CA. When knocking out the mechanism, the brass tube came with it. I'm wondering if the cause of that was the heat generated by the polish degraded the glue bond between tube and wood. If so, I have a bunch of Slims with loose tubes in them.
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What kit is that black pen Dan?
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I recently had occasion to disassemble a Slimline I had turned in Imbuya and finished with Pens Plus (crack in the wood). I had glued the tubes in with thick CA. When knocking out the mechanism, the brass tube came with it. I'm wondering if the cause of that was the heat generated by the polish degraded the glue bond between tube and wood. If so, I have a bunch of Slims with loose tubes in them.
I doubt it. Slim trannies are notorious for coming out hard. It is possible I assume. I do very few slims.
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The Celtic style pen can be obtained here:
Celticus Master Pen Kit Chrome / Titanium Gold

I've ordered from them a few times and they were reliable.
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jr celticus. That has no finish on top of the sanding. Just between grits.
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At this point I'm calling pens plus my go to wood finish.

So easy and such a nice finish.
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Dan, have you compared this to General Finishes Woodturners Finish? That has become my favorite, but I'm always interested in improving anything!
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Dan, have you compared this to General Finishes Woodturners Finish? That has become my favorite, but I'm always interested in improving anything!
Kinda - I have a bottle and I've experimented with it but I didn't stick with it long enough to get a finish I was really pleased with.

It seems like it takes a little while to get a decent build with wtf and then ideally is polished, sanded or buffed somehow, right.

The nice thing about pens plus is that you don't have to 'finish the finish'.
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Dan I think you just answered my question. You aren't buffing on your buffing setup correct? Just paper towel? Your finish is looking great. I've been wanting to see how durable pens plus is but after using a desk pen finished with it for months I'm sold. I did a cast mini pinecones pen not too long ago with it and it worked out great. So I'm thinking for cast objects, worthless wood etc its a really good option.
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