Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, Mar 4, 2019.
thank you Patrick...would an epoxy primer work?
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.
Little project for one of our own members upon request. Keith @Enrico .
Church pew oak.
very cool,nice work Patrick..
Thank you Gary.
Looks a little 'holey.'
Well I prayed the whole time I was turning it because it was the only piece of oak I had left .
Awesome barrel style, Patrick!
Patrick, that looks amazing. Thanks so much for your beautiful work!
I'm glad you like it Keith!
Thank you Ken.
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.
looks cool Patrick..
Thanks Gary. Hope it finshes up ok.
Awesome! Purpleheart will darken a bit as it develops a patina. No special finish needed for it, iirc.
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 .
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.
Whats best way to apply it to get a good finish?
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