How to turn a Pen part 5

Stage 5 of making a pen

Turn Shape

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.

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