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Project by Dan Hux posted 1287 days ago 1043 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a woodcraft fountain pen kit I helped my step son make. He picked out the wood, but forgot what it was. This is a great pen kit, goes together well, nice tight joints. I’m to heavy handed to use a fountain pen. The inlay band is Red Oak, the wood for the pen is mostly black, with some very dark brown. It seemed to be oily, epoxy wouldn’t hold things together very well. We started off trying to put in a celtic knot, but the joints wouldn’t hold with epoxy. We had to use the band of oak to make the cap long enough. It’s odd, tight bond 3 held up better than epoxy.

Thanks for looking,

Dan

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com





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jayman7

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#1 posted 1287 days ago

I agree! That’s a great fountain pen kit. I use mine a lot (made from bloodwood).

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 1287 days ago

This a very nice pen, I have never made a fountain pen. I made a pen with a wood like you describe and it was Ebony, I was surprised it wasn’t a solid black but that was what it was labeled.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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MarkWilk

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#3 posted 1287 days ago

Love the oak inlay. Good inspiriation for us to turn something like it. Great job.

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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pastorglen

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#4 posted 1261 days ago

That is a great lookin’ pen! Thanks for posting and the good pictures, too.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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