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  • Scottydont
    Veteran Member
    • Aug 2003
    • 2359
    • Edmonds, WA, USA.
    • Delta Industrial Hybrid

    New Pen turning finish

    Some of you who visit www.penturners.org may know about this but a Lou Metcalf over there is selling TSW pen finish. After using Behlens, Crystal cote, and CA for finish this one takes the cake. You can get forum feedback at http://www.penturners.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1306 and can be purchased at http://www.heritagepens.com/services.html. It is nothing less than incredible. Here is a pic of one I did with it

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    Scott
    "The Laminate Flooring Benchtop Guy"

    Edmonds WA

    No coffee, no worky!
  • mudder
    Veteran Member
    • Jul 2003
    • 1532
    • I live in a house
    • Delta 36-650

    #2
    It is a great finish Scott.

    If anyone wants to buy some you need to join the IAP. (it's free) and if you want the intro price, you need to do it before the end of the year. Lou cooked up a real great finish that is sure to make quite a few converts.

    Mudder

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    • Ken Massingale
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 3862
      • Liberty, SC, USA.
      • Ridgid TS3650

      #3
      I agree. I'm very new to turning, but I've tried the same other stuff as Scott mentioned and TSW is excellent. And, it smells dang good!. LOML and I are still 'discussing' what the background fragrance is.
      BTW Scott and mudder, what is your application technique for TSW?
      ken

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      • Jim Boyd
        Veteran Member
        • Dec 2002
        • 1766
        • Montgomery, Texas, USA.
        • Delta Unisaw

        #4
        But how long does it last?
        Jim in Texas and Sicko Ryobi Cult Member

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        • mudder
          Veteran Member
          • Jul 2003
          • 1532
          • I live in a house
          • Delta 36-650

          #5
          quote:Originally posted by Ken Massingale

          I agree. I'm very new to turning, but I've tried the same other stuff as Scott mentioned and TSW is excellent. And, it smells dang good!. LOML and I are still 'discussing' what the background fragrance is.
          BTW Scott and mudder, what is your application technique for TSW?
          ken
          If you got the stuff from Lou at penturners the fragrance is cocanut.
          there is a thread on penturners about this.

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          • Ken Massingale
            Veteran Member
            • Dec 2002
            • 3862
            • Liberty, SC, USA.
            • Ridgid TS3650

            #6
            quote:Originally posted by mudder

            quote:Originally posted by Ken Massingale

            I agree. I'm very new to turning, but I've tried the same other stuff as Scott mentioned and TSW is excellent. And, it smells dang good!. LOML and I are still 'discussing' what the background fragrance is.
            BTW Scott and mudder, what is your application technique for TSW?
            ken
            If you got the stuff from Lou at penturners the fragrance is cocanut.
            there is a thread on penturners about this.
            DANG IT!!
            LOML was right. I hate it when that happens.
            ken

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            • tribalwind
              Senior Member
              • Feb 2004
              • 847
              • long island, ny.

              #7
              how small is small and large is large? lol
              i'll give it a shot on your rec's anyways thanks!
              namaste, matthew http://www.tribalwind.com

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              • Scottydont
                Veteran Member
                • Aug 2003
                • 2359
                • Edmonds, WA, USA.
                • Delta Industrial Hybrid

                #8
                Small is about the size of one of those Carmex lip balm containers. The large is about the diameter of a 50 cent piece. Spendy the the finish is great and I minimize waste by rubbing a Qtip in it and apply it on the peice. Follow his instructions on the forum and you will be pleased. The key is letting it sit on the piece before buffing allowing it to bond. If you are hasty your impatience will reap just OK results. I have been finishing at night and redoing a second coat in the AM. It leaves an incredibly smooth finish. Your pens will feel like velvet in your hand.

                I just did some pens for Carlos. I am curious what his feedback will be.
                Scott
                "The Laminate Flooring Benchtop Guy"

                Edmonds WA

                No coffee, no worky!

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