African Blackwood Longwood Pen

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Project by JohnGreco posted 08-08-2011 06:40 PM 1556 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an African Blackwood pen that I was asked to make. The customer had multiple very specific requirements that I was fortunately able to meet through this longwood kit from PSI.

The kit itself was a bit tricky, the back end of the wood only has a tube in the rear half of it. There’s an additional brass tube that accepts the twist mechanism which attaches to the coupler, but if you measure to the length the instructions say, you wind up with a gap between the end of the long piece of wood and the band. I wound up trimming the brass tube a hair with a pipe cutter and it was a perfect fit :)

All in all a great kit if you have a piece of wood that you really want to highlight the grain or just for something a little different.

Thanks for looking.

-- John

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 01:46 AM

Beautiful Pen!! Have you gotten any other kits from PSI? If so what did you think of them..

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 02:55 AM

Thanks David. I get all of my kits from PSI- love the kits, love the customer service.

-- John

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 05:15 AM

Very elegant
As always a very nice looking pen John !
I like your work a lot and always a new design .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 08:01 PM

Thanks Kiefer! :)

-- John

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 08:09 PM

That wood is a different color from any Africian Blackwood that I’ve seen. They are usually totally black with maybe a little purple tinge and maybe some ivory sapwood.

Great looking pen.

-- 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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#6 posted 01-19-2015 01:23 AM


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