Micro Mesh - Micro-Mesh Pen Sanding Kit
The super-fine grit of Micro-Mesh papers will give all your pen blanks that "wet look" finish. Foam-backed ultra-fine grit 2" x 2" two-sided pads put a polished sheen on bare wood and a handsome...
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• Perfect for pen making
• Super-fine grit Micro-Mesh pads
• Includes 1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3500, 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12000 grit pads
• Last up to 15 times longer than normal abrasives
• Foam backed
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Woodcraft’s Inferno acrylic and Tru-Stone turned pens are hot off the lathe and are shown below with the Wall Street II Pen Kits. Pen kits and pen blanks are offered in hundreds of choices and styles. In addition to the acrylic pen blanks, we also offer pen blanks in domestic wood, exotic wood, metal, poly resin, inlay, coffee bean, circuit board, deer antler, and many other unique blank choices.
In just about every shop you will find a box or bin of scrap wood. Together with replacement parts from our store turning departments you can create different sizes and shapes for all sorts of items. Thinking outside of the box and your imagination is all you need!
Great for violin necks
I use these pads to put a very slick finish on violin and viola necks. Great stuff! DLB
I carve briar pipes. 400 grit sandpaper leaves the briar dull and lifeless, but subsequent polishing with these Micromesh pads brings out the grain and leaves a lustrous, satin finish. The finer grits are also suitable for polishing vulcanite or acrylic stems. A well-worn piece of 12,000 grit from a previous set is nice for buffing between coats of walnut oil, although I'm thinking I'll leave my most recent effort bare. Not quite as much sheen when polishing olivewood, but still very nice.
8 dollars more expensive than others
This is one of the best finishing product, but I like woodcraft, but this company charges for some products more than other sellers and even they are old guard don't take paypal from other countries
Added the final touch
Achieved that professional look I was looking for.
Excellent Sanding pads for wood pens
Really great way to get the smoothest and finest pens.
Easy to use, was and reuse
I used this when finishing Acrylic ink pens. When done with the sanding, all you have to do is apply a coat of polish. Great product.
I am reviewing micromesh sanding kit. It works extremely well and very durable.
This product puts the finish on your pens like nothing else does. Well worth using befor you put your pen togeather. Its like night and day in appearence. RB
Perfect for acrylics
Leaves a scratch free finish on acrylic and polyresin. Clogs quickly on wood, but can be cleaned with an old toothbrush and water to give it a longer life. Size of the pad is perfect for pen turnings. A must have for anyone turning manmade materials!
Money Well Spent
After adding sealant to a turing project ( CA Glue) the Micromesh is a perfect pretense to polishing
My pens look like a $Million bucks!
I turn wood pen blanks at about 1900 RPM, then back down to 800 RPM during sanding and finishing. I sand my wood pen blanks to 600 grit using Woodcraft's pen turners sanding kit. Wash with denatured alcohol after sanding to remove dust. I apply 5 coats of StickFast CA Medium Finish (available at Woodcraft) using paper towel while wearing nitrile gloves. Lightly mist with accelator after each coat of CA (a direct stream of accelerator can turn the CA white). Then I go up through all the grits of MicroMesh using the color chart - about 30 seconds per pad. Don't press too hard with the Micromesh (it can melt if it gets hot). I keep the pads in a container of water and sand wet to keep the pads cool. Be aware the pen blank will appear chalky. No problem. Finally, I apply two coats of Stickfast gloss polish to the pen blank with paper towel and rub each coat for a couple minutes before cleaning off the blank with a clean cloth. The finished wood pen always amazes people. After using the Micromesh pads, I clean them by shaking them for 3 - 4 minutes in a plastic container with warm water and Ivory dish soap (don't use a dish detergent with lotion in it). The pads last practically forever if kept cool while sanding and cleaning afterward. I can't imagine making pens without using Micromesh pads! I also use the same finishing procedure for other small projects like ice cream scoops, etc. with the same great results.
Micro mesh Sanding
Works great for sanding pens.
Does work very good Will purchase again
Very good for my use
A little much on the money side, but love it.
A very handy item
Works great on pen projects and other small turnings
Best finishing product I have
These pads are durable and easy to clean. Work great whether wet or dry sanding.
A must for pen turning
color ID is difficult after a couple uses....found that a marker ID on the edge is very helpful when the stack falls over on the lathe I couldn't do without this product
Very good product
I wanted my pens to shine like glass
This set is just what I needed to make my pens shine. I just did my first deer antler turning, and it looked more like marble when I finished with the 12000 grit pad. Showing it off generated several orders immediately!
Works great on pens, gives it a smooth surface to your pen projects.
Awesome for pen turners, I buy these when ever they are on sale!
Excellent for a mirror finish
I've found that I can skip a pad when finishing a wooden object and it comes out just as nice. I haven't tried that on acrylic but I think it would be OK, as well.
Very efficent even if costly
The only drawback of the product as far as I am concerned are the exorbitant carriage costs to France
Not only can these be used for woodworking, but I have used them to polish stainless steel sinks. They take the hardwater, and minor scratches out very effectively. It does require some time and elbow grease though.
Unsurpassed on acrylics
I use these on my acrylic and polymer resin pens. Perfect size and no visible scratches left behind. I use them wet which helps with heat buildup and keeps them from clogging. Mine came with a color chart, but they are not individually marked, so I just keep them stacked in the correct order on my bench and they're good to go. If you work with any of the acrylic turning blanks, these are a definite "must have"
The sanding pads work OK, but they become clogged quickly. Also, they are not marked and the packaging does not include a key correlating the grit size with the color of the pad. I can get the same results with good quality sandpaper for considerably less money.
Small but effective
Small enough to store near my lathe..... works well on acrylics and stone pen blanks. You have to clean them often, I use an old toothbrush. Otherwise you bring grit and other material to the blank and leave scratch marks that become difficult to remove. Keep the color chart handy so you can progress through the differnet grits because the pads are NOT marked.
Good stuff makes an outstanding finish
Are you kidding? a "review headline"?
Puts a nice polish on the wood.
Works very well, will buy again.
It works very well sanding pen blanks (acrylic)
I will buy these again!
I used this sanding kit on a wood pen I turned recently and was very impressed with the results. I used them in the dry mode and was able to easily clean them with a sanding disk cleaning bar and they are still like new. Very impressed and satisfied.