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Ron Journeau
08-11-2007, 9:45 PM
Sorry if this has been asked in the past, but I couldn't find any reference to it here, so will ask again...sorry...for wooden pen engraving, (I turn 'em, potential client wants to buy bulk and laser 'em himself) should the final finish be applied (wipe on poly or CA glue) before or after they pass under the beam?

Nancy Laird
08-11-2007, 9:56 PM
Ron, we always engrave them before final finish. I don't know what engraving protocol your friend uses, but we use wax and color fill then wax again, and have found that the wax damages the finish. The final finish also protects the color fill.

Nancy (132 days)

Mike Null
08-12-2007, 1:14 AM
I use a little different approach and finish before engraving then color fill.

George M. Perzel
08-12-2007, 4:42 AM
Hi Ron;
I go along with Mike and finish first, not just with pens but virtually anything I make from wood.
Best regards;

Ron Journeau
08-12-2007, 12:32 PM
thanks people...as always, I learned something here again...will wait for the guy to contact me again, will suggest a couple of try-outs:D