Brushmakers Forum- calling all Turners

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Patrick..:).would an epoxy primer work?
     
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  2. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Sadly I tried that too. Primer bonded but paint didnt bond to primer . Especially hard with 2 tone also. Some day I'll get it finished.
     
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  3. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Little project for one of our own members upon request. Keith @Enrico .
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

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  5. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thank you Gary.
     
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  6. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
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  7. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Well I prayed the whole time I was turning it because it was the only piece of oak I had left .
     
  8. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  10. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    I'm glad you like it Keith!
     
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  11. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Jason.
     
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  12. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

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  13. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thank you Ken.
     
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  14. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

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    Started this handle last night . The blank was roughed out awhile back and has developed a crack along the length. Dropped some thick CA glue in there and it seems to be holding up.
    These were pieces we laminated together that belonged to my girlfriends brother who was tragically killed a few years ago. I am going to try to salvage the end of this blank for another handle as it is cracked worse .
    My question is does anyone have experience with purple heartwood as far as fixing the crack and also what to use for a final finish? Help would be much appreciated.
     
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    looks cool Patrick..
     
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  16. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Gary. Hope it finshes up ok.
     
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  17. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Awesome! Purpleheart will darken a bit as it develops a patina. No special finish needed for it, iirc.
     
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  18. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Jason. Any idea what to do with the crack? The part on the handle where I used CA glue really darkened but seemed to hold closed so far.
    Everywhere I read says used UV resistant lacquer clear to finish it but I may try automotive clear .
     
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  19. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    If you get a CA glue finish right it is a fantastic finish. And using thin CA would soak in around the whole thing and add further stability to the wood and crack. It's a very popular finish for pens and brush handles.
     
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  20. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Whats best way to apply it to get a good finish?
     

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