Segmented Fountain Pen

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Project by darryl posted 02-22-2008 06:27 AM 2633 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my wife’s friends asked me if I would make a pen for her to give to her husband for his birthday. I took the opportunity of “no restrictions” to work with the Jr Gent II kit from Craft Supplies USA. I really like the look of this kit (it’s the black titanium finish)

there are 234 +/- pieces of maple, walnut and jatoba used in this pen and I’ve been working on it for the past few days (after work, well into the night!)

I’m pretty happy with the results. Comments and critiques are certainly welcome.
Thanks for looking!

Other segmented pens I have created and posted here at Lumberjocks

Cigar style pens
Jatoba & Maple Segmented Cigar Pen

Rollerball pens
Maple & Jatoba Segmented Rollerball Pen
Walnut & Jatoba Segmented Rollerball Pen

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#1 posted 02-22-2008 07:07 AM

great looking pen ! bet a bricklayer would love it !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 02-22-2008 07:23 AM

That is realy some segmenting job. Nice work.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 02-22-2008 07:27 AM

That is great work. What is the finish you used?


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#4 posted 02-22-2008 10:57 AM

Nice job Darryl.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 02-22-2008 12:17 PM

Darryl, that is one of the best looking pens that I have seen posted lately. I really like the segmented wood – but I’m afraid that I wouldn’t have the patience for doing one like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 02-22-2008 01:11 PM


This is a nice looking pen. But I simply cannot imagine the patience and perseverance that it took to complete something like this.


-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 02-22-2008 01:12 PM

What is a stronger superlative than superb?

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#8 posted 02-22-2008 04:19 PM

I’m not crazy about wooden pens, but I’m drawn to this project because of the details, the obvious skill, and a serious time investment. How long did it take you to create the blank, compared to the turning?

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#9 posted 02-22-2008 04:21 PM

Darryl. What a great looking pen. A wonderful job. The segments look great.

-- 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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#10 posted 02-22-2008 05:37 PM

That’s the quintessential segmented pen. It may be the best of its kind that I’ve seen.

Where’s mine??! ;-)


-- Gary, Florida

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#11 posted 02-22-2008 06:50 PM

What patience and what an outcome! Beautiful pen

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 02-23-2008 04:18 AM

I love the look of the pen. I know the man it was for had to love it.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#13 posted 02-23-2008 06:46 AM

OMG…..That is just sick (good thing). Above all else, I can tell God blessed you with lots of patience. I can’t begin to imagine the amount of work that went into it.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#14 posted 02-23-2008 02:55 PM

I used a CA/BLO finish.
The blank took about 6-8 hours to complete. At this point, I don’t “punch a clock” so the time is only an estimate. The other night I while I was working on it, I was able to sit at the kitchen table and watch Spiderman 2 to pass the time. When working in the shop, I’ll put on some music and time just flies!

I make sure to take my time while turning (don’t want to tear apart a blank that takes that long to make!) so I think turning was about an hour to an hour and a half.

Thank you for the compliments, I appreciate the feedback. I have another to turn (hopefully today) that will be donated to my daughter’s school for a fundraiser.

Due to some cr@ppy weather yesterday, this pen didn’t get picked up so the birthday boy still hasn’t seen it. Hopefully that will happen today. I understand he’s a bit of a “pen snob” (meaning he’s a pen collector and like quality pens) so I’m really kind of anxious to hear about his reaction.

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#15 posted 07-06-2008 02:39 PM

Wow, I’ve never seen anything like it and I probably never will again unless you made it. The pen snob will be amazed I’m pretty sure of that.


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