The pen is then carefully turned down to the shape required. Many shapes can be achieved but I personally like the straighter style.
Sand & Polish
Sanding generally starts at grit of about 120 or finer if the turning finish is of good quality. I sand down to about 800 grit with sandpaper and then use the new “Micro Mesh” to sand to unbelievable 12000 grit when making the pens from Polyester resin. This gives a beautiful finish on the polyester resin.
As for the finish applied to the wood pens…..this sometimes varies, but Using EEE finish with Shellowax is great.
Finally I use Renaissance Wax to complete the job.