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Some time back, I made pens for my sister and her husband. Well, my brother is coming “back east” for our nephew’s wedding so I thought I would take that opportunity to make him a pen, too. Hope he likes it!!

This is the Titanium Screw Cap Fountain Pen from Woodcraft (#126680). The wood is black walnut. Thought the dark color would nicely contrast with the gold accents of the pen. The pen was sanded through 220 using regular sand paper; then through 4000 using Abralon pads and finally through 12000 with micromesh pads. To enhance the feel of real wood, I used “Hut PPP” brown and then white as the only polish/finish.

This pen kit is nice because it gives the user the option of cartridge refills or the traditional “ink well” replenishment.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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Hacksaw007

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 03:02 AM

Nice pen! Should make for a great gift. I use the Mirka Abralon pads also up to 4000 grit. Also tried wet dry silcon carbite paper and really got some nice results, but it gets hot fast. Used 800 and up to 2000 grit, but the 800 is enough. Thanks for sharing.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 03:28 AM

Very classy Lew. I will get a lathe some day, and then be hounding you, and JokeMike2, etc….......(-:

Vacation starting Friday, flying to Chicago…...visiting my oldest daughter and grand kids in Evanston and then down to Peoria, my son Chris, my oldest, is down there. Grandkids too. My youngest daughter serendipitously will be up for a few days in Chicago from Scottsdale, Arizona, so I get to see her too.

After visiting we are off to some adventures, don’t know what they will be, just a road trip, stay at small Inns. Sherie wants to go see the Amish country in Indiana, and then who knows where …..........

Need a little relaxation….....

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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lew

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 04:05 AM

Jim and Hacksaw- Thanks for the kind words. They are really appreciated.

Jim- if Sherie wants to see Amish, continue on to Lancaster, PA. They should just be starting planting season and, you’ll be passing right by our house so you can stop in!!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 04:27 AM

Lew
A little far, but I have been in the Amish country in Pennsylvania….....about 35 years ago, stayed with relatives who were in that area, not any more. Saw a cattle auction, etc. I am looking around for LJ’s in the path of my trip….....we’ll see where we end up going….....it is a road trip with no purpose. Someday…...out to the east coast again…....

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 04:32 AM

very nice…i need to make some pens…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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lew

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 05:46 AM

Thanks, Matt- how’s the boat coming?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 06:32 AM

Lew; I should have filled you up with some pens blanks. Next time you are here or I stop and see you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lew

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#8 posted 04-27-2010 01:32 AM

Thanks, Karson!!

I was going to use a piece of the mahogany you gave me but I didn’t want to cut a small piece out of that nice big chunk!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Karson

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#9 posted 04-27-2010 03:02 AM

I’d hate that you cut a pen blank out of the piece of mahogany. I got another 40 bd ft today of some more. some of it might make some great blanks Some nice grain lines I’ll pull that piece out for you. Maybe I can remember to get a flat rate box to you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lew

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 04:33 AM

Thanks!!!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mmh

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#11 posted 04-27-2010 05:32 AM

That’s one handsome pen!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 04-27-2010 05:33 AM

Nice pen, Lew.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 04-27-2010 06:37 AM

Great looking pen Lew.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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lew

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#14 posted 04-27-2010 02:54 PM

Meilie, CJ and Ray- Thank you for the kind words. They are really appreciated.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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