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  1. jrista

    Sanding & Polishing Basics

    Introduction I thought I would provide some insights I've gleaned about sanding, now that we have this forum. I have gone through the process of learning how to properly sand for the last two years myself. I started wood turning in Feb 2020, after having watched YouTube videos on wood turning...
  2. Pauls

    Stainless Steel polish

    Making a pen from some stainless- any tips on polish to use?
  3. Woodchipper

    Polishing CA?

    I did a search but didn't find anything that I felt answered my question. I don't have a Beal system or anything like it. All I have is basically Micro Mesh and Hut Ultra Gloss liquid. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
  4. M

    Alumilite clear polishing

    Ok, I'm desperate! I have made several hybrid pen blanks with worthless wood alumilite clear (with dye added). I have orders for about 10 of these and can not get a good polish on the alumilite. I have found very little on the web, and even called alumilte. They refered me to their FAQs that...
  5. Fester

    Finish dulled in 5 minutes.

    I am very new to pen turning, I have only turned one pen so far, I've got about $100.00 worth of products coming mail order tomorrow.:biggrin: Here's my problem: I turned a Tycoon pen, used purple heart, which after I had the blanks cut and tubes glued in I was told purple heart doesn't...
  6. B

    scratches in acrylic blanks

    I'm having a hell of a time getting small scratches out of acrylic blanks. After shaping and a final sand with 600 grit sand paper, I move to micro mesh. After going through all the pads with water (about 30 seconds on the most course then about 20 seconds on subsequent finer grits) I have...
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