Padauk & Sterling Silver Fountain Pen

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Project by Jim posted 01-06-2018 10:44 PM 529 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m always looking for a red pen at work to mark student homework assignments and can never seem to find one. I decided it was time to make one on the workshop. This fountain pen is made with African Paduk which is a rich red wood and then naturally I will fill it with a premium red fountain pen ink.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#1 posted 01-06-2018 11:05 PM

Looks great Jim. The only thing missing is a matching chain . . . to prevent it “walking away”. ;)
I like fountain pens too.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 01-07-2018 12:20 AM

Excellent looking pen and some fine photography.

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#3 posted 01-07-2018 01:22 AM

That is a beautiful fountain pen. I love the color of Padauk. I just bought a board of Padauk for a segmented project for my grandson to do for a fair project in February. I may have to try my hand at pen turning with some of the Padauk. Don’t know if your students will appreciate the red marks as much as you will enjoy using the pen.


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#4 posted 01-07-2018 02:14 AM

from a fellow pen turner,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-07-2018 06:03 AM

love turning Padauk
have you done any teacher pens the double ended ones

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#6 posted 01-07-2018 08:53 AM

very beautiful

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#7 posted 01-07-2018 04:20 PM

Beautiful pen, those where the days when fountain pens where used, then pall point came along. When I first went to school we had ink wells. I lived in the country, one room school, out house, wood stove, some kids came on horseback, fine memories.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 01-07-2018 07:46 PM

You did a wonderful job on this pen.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-08-2018 03:49 AM

Woo.. woo Jim. As for pen making… Take many brownie points for steering clear of those slimline “pens”... they may be cute… but real world people don’t handle cute… we want a nib in our hand!

Great to see a man with a REAL pen and not those dinky “biros”...
Sorry to all you dinky “biro” creators…. Look at formal videos… All official documents are signed with a fountain pen…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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