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Project by MarkWilk posted 07-06-2008 09:14 PM 962 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I stepped up to some new kits, the Penn State Majestics in Black Titanium and Rhodium. I almost screwed one up by not laying out the pieces correctly, but some creative press work undid my mistakes.

First pen was a Thuya Burl. It’s twin is a Maple Burl left over from some other projects. Both are finished to 3600 grit in MicroMesh, then low lustre PPP, then 4 coats of friction wax.

Other than the finger prints that I neglected to wipe clean before the photo, these pens turned out very nice. They also write like a dream and are popular at the office.

I got a new commission for some Gentlemen’s pens for a new husband and wife. Stablized box elder burl for both pens will put a hurting on my chisels, but that’s another story.

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





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 07-06-2008 11:08 PM

Great job Mark. Burl is very effective for pens.

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

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darryl

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#2 posted 07-06-2008 11:45 PM

nice looking kits. the finish looks great.
good wood selection.

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trifern

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 12:10 AM

Gorgeous pens. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 08:59 PM

Hi Mark;

Great looking pens.

I haven’t made any pens for a long time. Maybe it’s time.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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