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Project by D_Allen posted 01-23-2012 02:53 AM 916 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, for what it’s worth, I have decided that the issues I was having with faded areas of the CA finish is due to the use of BLO.
So, on this one and one I reworked yesterday, I used only thin CA. I found some Scotch brand at the craft store. About 10 coats with plenty of sanding at various stages. That’s Purpleheart by the way.
The nib end was turned down a little too far. This one I may have to take apart and redo.
It shines nice though!

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com





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lew

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 02:57 AM

Nice!

I like the gentle sloping shape.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 03:59 AM

Great looking pen

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 05:43 AM

Nice. Who makes the full wood body click pen kits? Haven’t made any in years, and I stopped because I was tired of twist pens and that the kits were becoming more metal than wood.

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Darell

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 02:31 PM

Penn State, Woodcraft, Craft Supply and others all have click pens now. I prefer click over twist too and rarely do twist pens anymore. There are several different styles out there.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 05:00 AM

This is a Berea button click for around $7.
I was able to take this apart on the lower half because the center ring came loose when I tightened the halves.
So, I took the opportunity to rework the lower blank by cutting it back just a bit on the nib end and now the transition between the nib and blank is much nicer. Gave it the same polish too. A dab of CA on the center ring before pressing it in seems to have solved the earlier problem. One thing about these kits is that the tubes need to be exactly right or the refill will not extend properly.

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com

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