3rd Stopper . . . . . . sorta!

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I picked up some Tulip burl from the local sawmill. I got several pen blanks and had a few stopper sized leftovers of the less burl looking stuff. Here is one finished with CA.



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Originally posted by bigworm
<br />How many coats of CA did you use? I get a nice shin on my pens but that looks like you put 20 coats on it. Almost 3D looking.

LOL!! I finish with CA like I finish a bike tank or helmet with clear, WET!!!!

What I mean by wet is a medium to heavy coat. I first seal the wood prior to any sanding with a good wet coat of thin CA so it soaks in deep. After sanding, I coat with 3 heavy coats of CA, using accelerator between coats. I then wet sand (constant flow, not dipping) through 5 or 6 stages (finishing with 4000 grit) and then 3 stages of buffing ( rubbing compound then machine and finish glazes) followed with a coat of wax. Took me under 15 minutes to finish the stopper above. A lot less for pen blanks, even less for acrylic blanks.
 

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Greg, you need to warn us old folks with old eyes,the glare almost knocked me off my chair. That is far and away the best CA finish to date.
 
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