Applying a ca glue finish on a pen. There are many ways to finish a pen and i use several methods.
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How to use ca glue to finish pens. It requires you to shape the pen in the way you want sand it and then apply coats of cyanoacrylate ca glue. What you will need. One suggestion caliper your bushings to find the one that matches the tip joint diameter.
Ca glue as a pen finish. Barry gross of bg artforms has over 30 years of experience. The bushings can vary and you dont want a joint at the tip thats slightly uneven.
I have been asked several times what my procedure is for applying a ca glue finish to my pens. Thanks for the starter advice. With my left hand i add two drops of ca to the paper and apply it to the workpiece quickly sliding the paper along the axis of the lathe while rotating the lathes hand wheel with my left hand.
I use a thin ca glue once applied to the pen. This is one of the easiest and most common finishes. Then i put the glove on my right hand and hold the paper folded in half ready for application.
Beware the ca glue finish process will also glue the pen blanks to the bushings. Master pen turners use satellite citys super t ca glue and ncf quick accelerator to protect their pens with a durable high gloss finish. Finishing with ca glue.
This video shows what i do pretty much in real time.
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