Welcome to the forum, Bob.
Straight in with a question, eh? How about telling us a wee bit about yourself?
Thanks for the info.Retired teacher. Been making pens about 6 months. Have produced only about 62 pens to date, only about 50 are usable. Still on a long learning curve but, thanks to the "old timers" both in person and on internet I learn new, to me, techniques each time I get to interact with either a program or a person. Being a "newbie" I have been working with many different woods and pen kits to see what I like and maybe find some customers that like them enough to pay for them. In summary, I'm at the hobby level and learning.
I buff lignum vitae with Tripoli , then White Diamond and finish with Carnauba wax.
Does anyone have any experience with polishing Lignum-Vintae? This is a new hardwood for me to work with.
Thanks for the info. I'm practicing on several pieces with different finishes suggested by all the wonderful PT's (Pen Turners) out there.The Tree of Life wood. It is a very hard wood and close grained so it will polish real easily. With is natural oils it does not really need a top coat. I do as Alan does and hit it with buffing compounds. Lets see a finish product.
That is plastic acrylic mirror. It comes in many colors and I use it alot in my scrollsawing projects. Very easily cut using my scrollsaw or any saw. I just got a new computer so I do not have my photos loaded to this thing yet or else I would have included a few more photos of things I made using it.I am curious what you used for the mirrored backing there. Looks like it has a bit of a curvature...so it must have been something flexible? Looks really great though! Love that!