Using CA as a Finish

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  • #3681
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Well it’s about time I posted something in the tutorials so I have. This is how I use CA (super glue) as a finish.

    https://www.oliverswoodturning.co.uk/ca-finish/

    Let me know what you think 🙂

    All the best

    Ed

     

  • #3703
    brodylee
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    Cheers for this one Ed. Got to have a go at this. As you say, on pens is easy to apply and very durable. Will have a go on a small piece  first i think till i get the feel for it.

    Which viscosity  ca did you use for this mate?

    Cheers   Brody

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    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Brody just a medium viscosity it’s a bit thicker than many use for pens

     

    Ed

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    antonydala
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    I love the CA finish but, even tho’ it’s considered food safe, I made some whisky “shots” from olive and elm burr, finished in CA, after several shots the CA has dissolved with the alcohol.

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      ed (the amateur) turner
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      Hi Antony

      I did not know that CA was considered as food safe, and I have never heard this before.

      I would strongly recommend that CA Is Not Used as a Food Safe Finish. The chemicals used to make CA you would not put in your mouth so I don’t see how it can be food safe.

      I do not know the facts here and will read up on CA for a factual answer.

      Regards

      Ed

       

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