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    I owe thanks to Carl.
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  • #2
    Looks very good.

    Did you use a CA finish on it or other?

    Hank Lee

    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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    • #3
      Looks good!
      Have you tried any Dogwood?
      Do you have any of your work in stores?

      capncarl

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      • #4
        Nice work. You've been very busy.

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        • #5
          Capn... these pens will be wedding favors.

          I still need to make around 25 more.

          LOML helps. We'll ask guests to write a blessing for us, and to keep the pen so they think of us for awhile.

          Lee, I use Mylan's , which I believe is CA based.

          Last edited by durango dude; 02-10-2020, 09:49 AM.

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          • #6
            Awesome batch of pens - keep on turning!
            Bill in Buena Park

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            • #7
              durango dude,
              I have some really nice Dogwood, Cherry and Eucalyptus that I will be cutting up soon. PM me.
              capncarl

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              • #8
                Originally posted by durango dude View Post
                Capn... these pens will be wedding favors.

                I still need to make around 25 more.

                LOML helps. We'll ask guests to write a blessing for us, and to keep the pen so they think of us for awhile.

                Lee, I use Mylan's , which I believe is CA based.
                "Mylands" Thanks for the answer. It prompted me to do a search for the proper explanation and I was totally surprised. I have used Mylands before and it WAS a lacquer. When I did the search a minute ago, I got a strange response: "Mylands polyurethane lacquer." That is the first time I have heard or read that term.

                Lacquer is a great finish and is probably the 2nd most common used finish after CA. It is hard, is a very good protector and cures hard a quicker in general than polyurethanes. Other forms of Lacquer (Japanese urushii) are used in very high end (high price of $1000+) pens. I think the practical explanation is based on what thinner is used for that particular finish. Lacquer used to be alcohol based if I am thinking right; polurethane used to be oil / mineral spirits based; and CA is acetone based (in general).

                With polyurethane becoming more water based, and lacquer also, they are moving into one finish. CA is the same as fingernail polish and in general acetone based, or rather acetone is the solvent to clean it off if there is a mess up. CA is the most commonly used by most pen turners because it hardens in 30 seconds to 2 minutes and allows polishing within 1 to 3 minutes. But for most, it has a longer learning curve to be consistent.
                Hank Lee

                Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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