Thursday, March 17, 2016

Start to finish for Ghostly, Part IV

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Now that the oil has set overnight, it's time for the CA coat application.




This part is really a two-handed job, hence no still images and one quick video. You can't fool around with CA. I apply nine layers of CA and again let it rest overnight.







The CA is now wet-sanded to make it shine. The water merely keeps it from getting hot. We'll go up to 12k grit.












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Sometimes at this point in the process, it goes too far and the wood gets exposed. That was the case with this pen, and I had to re-apply more coats of CA and let them rest before continuing.












Now after cleaning up the ends it's the for assembly.






And here's a link to the final product!