Teak Burl Weak to Teak Burl Strong?

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thunderwear

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Feb 14, 2016
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Corona, CA
Hey all,

So I am attempting to make a pen for my boss who has a boat. Doing the Nautical Pen from PSI (even though I hate PSI) and I purchased some Teak Burl blanks. It's a very light colored teak and not at all like you would see on a boat (that warm, dark, reddish teak color). The blanks are dry but not stabilized, so I know they would soak up color or can be stained. What is the best idea for darkening the wood to more of a "boat teak" color without ruining the look of the burl....and still be able to put a CA coat over it? I am under the impression that anything oil based will not work well trying to apply CA over it. Suggestions please? Thanks all.
 

KenV

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Most oils do work with CA. Classic is boiled linseed oil, but often use walnut oil.

Good not to have a surface and wood slobbering with oil though. Just a drop or two Will do it.

Have not used teak for a pen for a long time, but do not remember any issues with a CA finish.
 
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