|Project by Ozfiddler||posted 09-19-2011 03:14 PM||1053 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
At the Canberra (Australia) Timber and Working with Wood show I bought a few fountain pen kits and thought I’d give one a try with some Canadian rock maple I had lying around. It’s only about the third fountain pen I’ve made but I’m really happy with the result – and it’s now my main writing pen.
There are a few more pieces to assemble than with a ball-point, but it’s pretty logical and not half as difficult as I thought it might be :-)
The finish is sanded to 1200 grit, then two coats of CA glue then a coat of Eee ultra shine wax from U-beaut polishes and a final coat of U-Beaut Glow all while still on the lathe, then buffed with a clean dry cloth.
I made a matching one in the same timber for my wife.
-- Jerry, Australia