Some turners prefer straight cylinders, and some turn pens like decorative spindles, full of rounds.
Jun 13, What I do is after I have applied the ca, I take my skew chisel and place it on its edge, like you are using a parting tool and then I separate the blank from the bushing. Then I polish it. The ca glue that is on the bushing easily peels off or it will come off in the process of turning the next pen.
Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. May 12, Remove the bushing and pen from the mandrel, hold firmly and push the bushing to one side, it will snap lose and then come out easily. I've never got CA on the mandrel, but I've glued the ends of the bushings together when two bushings are back to back for a step down in bushcleanup.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Mar 24, Just curious what the pros are doing. I think I'm starting to get the hang of getting a good CA finish on my pens, but I'm running into problems with the glue sticking to the bushings, and when I pull the bushings off the finish chips or peels off the pen blank, which is super frustrating.
To hold the blank safely you'll need a jig.
Just curious what some of you guys do. I try not to get glue on the bushings, but to get the ends of the. 5 rowsMakes it easier to remove the pen blanks after finishing with CA. Bushings simply pop right /5. Use a scraper very gingerly to trim any lumps down, then gently scrape the entire pen to achieve a smooth surface and bring the ends back to bushing diameter (as nearly as possible without cutting too much metal).
Aggressive scraping, especially early on, will tend to chip the bushcleanup.bar Size: KB. Jun 05, Use the paper towel to wipe on the glue and spread it across the blank. Apply glue, one drop at a time, and spread it with the paper towel Move quickly and discard the paper towel after smoothing the glue after just one pass. Now give it a spray or two with activator, then wait for 5 to 10 seconds to make sure telescopic tree cutting CA is completely bushcleanup.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.
Remove the wood and bushings from the lathe and apply paste wax to the mandrel and the"step" part of the bushings. CA glue is good at gluing wood to metal, and the wax helps avoid gluing the pen to the bushings and mandrel. Oct 07, I have found that the bushings can usually be removed quite easily and all you need to do is to lightly sand the ends of the blanks to remove any glue that might have been deposited there.
That is the end of the finishing pens with superglue process and all you have to do now is assemble the pen in the usual way.