Lignum Vitae Fountain Pen

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Project by rikkor posted 12-13-2008 08:06 PM 2791 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a fountain pen by a co-worker. He did not have a preference to what wood I used. He just wanted a fountain pen for a son-in-law that collects fountain pens. This is what I came up with for him. It is an El Grande kit, and the wood is Lignum Vitae. It has some interesting grain to it. It will darken to a greenish color over time.

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#1 posted 12-13-2008 08:10 PM

Rikkor, he’ll love it. Nice job, I agree the grain is pretty cool.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 12-13-2008 08:20 PM

Gorgeous pen and wood. I have a couple of these on my Christmas list yet to make. I hope mine turn out as good as yours. Thanks for sharing, Rikkor.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 12-13-2008 09:01 PM

I am going to take that as high praise coming from you, Joe. I have been marveling at your work for some time.

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#4 posted 12-13-2008 09:10 PM

This pen “turned” out nicely. I am sure that this will be a wonderful addition to his collection.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 12-13-2008 10:57 PM

Very nice pen, I’m a fan of fountain pens myself.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 12-13-2008 11:23 PM

Nice looking pen!

I have never done anything with Lignum Vitae yet. Hard to find and usually sold by the pound.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 12-14-2008 08:52 AM

I am amazed at the way you make these pens. This pen has come out so well with the special wood you have used. Your co-worker will be very happy to possess this pen. Does he collect only wooden pens. I have got many old pens lying down for disposal (not wooden).

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 12-14-2008 02:33 PM

Beautiful pen rikkor, I did’nt know you were a pen turner.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 12-14-2008 02:41 PM

Very nicely done. The wood is great.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 12-15-2008 06:29 AM

Rikkor. A great job. Nice looking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 12-15-2008 07:26 AM

Really a nice looking pen Rikkor.Love the grain.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#12 posted 12-20-2008 02:59 AM

Beautifully constructed. Thanks For warm welcome back btw. :)

-- Dana

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