Finish question on wood pens

Finish question on wood pens

Post by Matt » Tue, 06 Dec 2011 04:40:59



I will be turning a box elder pen and pencil set for a friend shortly,
and he asked about using a polyurethane or polycrylic finish on it to
protect the finished set from finger oils and such.

I've never done that before on wood pens - any thoughts or comments on
the idea?

TIA

Matt

 
 
 

Finish question on wood pens

Post by asdfasd » Tue, 06 Dec 2011 12:11:27



Quote:
> I will be turning a box elder pen and pencil set for a friend shortly,
> and he asked about using a polyurethane or polycrylic finish on it to
> protect the finished set from finger oils and such.

> I've never done that before on wood pens - any thoughts or comments on
> the idea?

> TIA

> Matt

I've tried various products and the only thing that works if you want
a smooth, shiny pen (which not everyone wants) is oil based poly.  After
I have sanded very smooth I slowly wipe on six coats sanding in between.
I use a lint free blue shop paper towels.  My last coat is always very
nice.  It's slow but the results have been great.

 
 
 

Finish question on wood pens

Post by Ralph E Lindber » Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:12:57



Quote:

> I will be turning a box elder pen and pencil set for a friend shortly,
> and he asked about using a polyurethane or polycrylic finish on it to
> protect the finished set from finger oils and such.

> I've never done that before on wood pens - any thoughts or comments on
> the idea?

> TIA

> Matt

There are those that really like a SuperGlue finish. I can't use it (I
react to the vapor). If you want to read good instructions go to the IAP
(penturners) forum and check for the instructions

Personally I use BLO and wax

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