View Full Version : Ca/BLO Tut Your tube

16th Feb 2008, 08:58 AM
Here a link to a tutorial on CA/BLO finish its different from the others. Have a look and see what you think. I might give it another go

YouTube - Basic Wood Pen Turning-The Slimline Part 8

16th Feb 2008, 10:30 AM
I really felt in the workshop with that video,thanks for the reference.
Regards Peter:2tsup:

16th Feb 2008, 09:06 PM
Very Interesting, I learnt from it, always learning! Thanks Sam:) Amos

16th Feb 2008, 11:06 PM
THis was good to see. I've never watched anyone turn pens on a lathe, so it was good to see how other people do things.
(except for Richard Raffin, who rounds out a 12 inch length of 6x6 in 2.3 seconds, so that doesn't count..)

17th Feb 2008, 09:59 AM
That is a particularly good tutorial.Thanx.
New London - if Richard Raffen does one thing magnificently above all else it is to promote himself!:o

17th Feb 2008, 11:57 PM
Thanks for sharing the link - with broadband now I could even watch it without cooking dinner while waiting for it to down load!!!! LOVE the accent:D:D

If one was to buy thick super glue what might one actually be buying???? Brand name / type ?? Have been going to give this finish a go but it always seems really complicated - he made it look easy.


18th Feb 2008, 06:34 AM
Hi Jenny

Try this page


18th Feb 2008, 10:15 AM
Richard Raffan is an active member of the ACT Woodcraft Guild also a personal friend,he says he will pass away having never turned a pen,he jokes about this.He has been a massive contributer with time and excellence to the Turning group within the Club.

I do believe one of the things he suffers from being a tall poppy is the attempts by so many people to denigrate his position in the Wood World,at the working with wood shows he gives extra value to the organisers with the length of tutorials,the quality etc.

He donates his crafted articles for sale for funds for the club from time to time every month brings part turned bowls etc with offcuts for sale at a nominal price for members.Donated some of his publications to the group library.

The value Sam of your thread with that Video gives a tiny representation of how valuable it is to us when we see the processes ourselves especially when it is given freely as the video we viewed.

Take care Peter:2tsup:

18th Feb 2008, 10:41 PM
Thanks Sam,
I have used the super fast one of this brand - great for sticking fingers to anything you are working with!!!:D Then you seem to have stiff finger pads for ages - I now sand them off rather than wait.


18th Feb 2008, 11:33 PM
Richard Raffan is an active member of the ACT Woodcraft Guild also a personal friend,he says he will pass away having never turned a pen,he jokes about this.He has been a massive contributer with time and excellence to the Turning group within the Club.
Take care Peter:2tsup:

Apologies for hitting "Submit" before checking my post.
What I should have said is that I hadn't seen any turning videos except
for his. No, I didn't see him turn a pen. I've watched him turn bowls, goblets, spatulas etc. and I came away thinking "I'll never be able to do that!"
He makes it look so easy.

I hope I didn't leave the impression that I either didn't like his work or techniques or even the man himself. And in no way did I mean to denigrate him or his reputation.

The point I intended to make was that it is good to see someone 'normal' like us in an informal setting, doing their best and seeing the results the way we would.. rather than seeing a video of projects that are still beyond my minimal capabilities. While enjoyable to watch, (and I have a few of his videos) I just haven't been able to apply much of it to what I'm trying to do.

He could smile once in a while, though :D

19th Feb 2008, 08:21 AM
No way a criticism of other people only observation developed by my own experience was trying to convey.He Richard fails to understand anyone paying a fee to learn and not making full use of the time he gives with overlong coffee breaks and lunch breaks he gives 100 per cent himself plus some.If it seemed like a eulogy it was meant to be an explanation.At home he is jovial,it would seem he in the other years like me is contemplating how best to use his time and energy.His humour is British to the core.

Wish I had his dedication to the craft but for him it is a living for me a hobby.I do remember in America I had to be careful with the use of a large number of humurous expressions from my youth that conveyed the wrong impressions there and vice versa.

In an endeavor to share with others I will create differing impressions to others Ces La Vie,such is life.

Take care and have fun Peter:2tsup:

Jim Carroll
19th Feb 2008, 01:06 PM
Peter I agree with you.
Have been to quite a few demos over the years and richard was always gracious with his knowledge and whenever there was a break he would sit down with you and have a chat, cant mention names but there is some that do the demo then hide away by themselves and do not socialise.

Bruce good pick up with the video, I have never tried this way of finishing but heard of it in good and bad ways, Understand it a bit better now so may give it a try.

Still trying to understand when he puts the second coat of BLO on how does it stick to the CA finish as this is like a plastic coating then applying an oil on top what does the oil adhere to. Or are you just layering the finishes.

How long a cure time would you have to make sure the finish is solid.