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    I tell you what I can vouch for as pretty good stuff and that is the Liquid Diamonds it really is clear and so close to being like water that it's not funny. But takes a while to go off properly.

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    Gab,

    Nice castings.

    Let me know how the pencil cast works as I made a small box with casted pencils and I had some trouble with the exposed coloured lead in the pencils when they were exposed.

    Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturdee View Post
    Gab,

    Nice castings.

    Let me know how the pencil cast works as I made a small box with casted pencils and I had some trouble with the exposed coloured lead in the pencils when they were exposed.

    Peter.
    Will do, but I'm very time poor so could be a while....
    I've heard (maybe from you? Maybe from multiple sources) not to sand the pencil blanks as the lead will colour everything....guess I better get better with the skew!
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    I was told by someone who has done a few of the pencil pens that it is wise to use plenty of CA as you are turning them, otherwise bits will fling out.
    ​Brad.

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    Ok, bit of a follow up

    finally got round to turning one of these blanks. I love how it turned out.....
    Sorry about the photography but (as always) I'm in a mad rush with life so couldn't do the whole setup

    C& C welcome

    Cheers
    Gab
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    I love the way the black highlights the wood.

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    That's come up really nicely and the contrast between the blue and the other colours just sets it off.
    Is that a CA finish?
    Cheers,
    Dallas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treecycle View Post
    That's come up really nicely and the contrast between the blue and the other colours just sets it off.
    Is that a CA finish?
    Yep, finished with marcury flex CA - decided to see what all the fuss was about with this product. Had to modify my technique a little but so far it's a damn good finish
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