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Project by JohnGreco posted 07-09-2013 03:34 AM 1526 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made some dip pens recently and got a kick out of my kids (8 and 5) trying to tell me what they thought it would be like to use this to write all day. They covered everything from “awesome” to “are you serious?” lol. In the end they were both pretty interested :)

This particular dipping pen is made from curly maple and has a CA finish. The nib, a Brause L’Ecoliere, is replaceable. It’s certainly not part of the latest and greatest with all of the bolt action pens out there, but I think there is something to be said for simplicity. Thanks for looking :)

-- John





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eugenie

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 05:11 AM

Great project, and good bonding with the kids.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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JohnGreco

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 12:00 PM

Thanks, Eugenie. Both kids are looking forward to learning how to turn pens.

-- John

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pastorglen

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 12:13 PM

That’s really nice. A nice piece of art and history and functionality—all wrapped into one.

By the way, where did you get the metal part that holds the nib?

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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Roger

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 12:16 PM

A mighty fine writing tool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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MShort

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 12:56 PM

Neat project. That maple really gives it a great look to the pen.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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JohnGreco

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 01:20 PM

Thanks folks :) The nib holder, as well as the nib itself, is from The Golden Nib. I have it seated inside of a short section of 7mm tube.

-- John

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Craig Havran

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#7 posted 07-09-2013 03:12 PM

Nice work, John. That’s a fine looking pen!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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