Four coats of Instabond thin CA then light Stickfast accerator followed by 12 coats of 40 cps Instabond Pen Finish CA. I lightly spray after each coat. Sanded to 400 grit and buffed with the first two wheels on a Beale buffing system.I used Pink Ivory for knife scales on a knife for my wife. It is beautiful wood and was a joy to work. Very nice pen, now that I've shown her the the picture she wants a pen made from it. Do you mind if I ask what the finish was?