I have 2 projects I am working on.
1) Restoring a wooden handled brush that will be painted with Rustoleum
2) Learning how to make pens using only a drill press.
I bought some cheap blanks and pen parts to practice on and I am getting better. I am to the point where I sand, finish, wax, etc.
I sanded the pen from 120 through 1000 and it's looking pretty good to my unskilled eye.
I am not sure about the next steps.
For the pen, I have some 0000 wool, Tripoli EEE and Clear Lacquer Turner Polish.
1) I am thinking the 0000 is another smoothing product and is not needed since I sanded to 1000. Yes or no.
2) Isn't the Tripoli EEE a mildly abrasive compound which will do more smoothing ? Will it make the wood smoother and perhaps coat/protect it ?
3) Is the Clear Lacquer the final protective coat ?
I am guessing a sequence of 0000, EEE, Lacquer. What say you ?
For the brush, I have it sanded and am painting it now. I plan on doing sanding in between coats, repaint, sand, etc.
Would I go through a progression of grits winding up at 1000, then apply the Lacquer, or would the EEE come into play here ?
Lots of questions and I guess it's obvious that I am a stone cold newbie.