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Pens sticking on the mandrel

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Wally Rossini, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Wally Rossini

    Wally Rossini

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    HI,
    Can anyone help with a solution to stop the bushes from sticking on the mandrel when polishing pens with cyno.
    wally
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
  2. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    First, use less CA and try to apply it only to the wood. If it is getting all the way to the mandrel, I think that it is being applied too liberally. More and thinner coats is what I would suggest. Additionally, you could try putting a grease or wax on the mandrel before putting the pen parts on it. Briwax might work. I use a product called Johnson's Paste Wax.
     
  3. Ian Thorn

    Ian Thorn

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    When using ca use the plastic spacers for the polishing after you finish your turning & sanding this helps they are shaped like cones

    Ian
     

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