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Pen #3 - Lever Action

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 12-17-2018 07:04 PM 1076 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Then, I made this Lever Action Pen, which I will, finally, get to give to my big brother. (By and large, the impetus for my wanting to make pens). I chose the wood for the barrel, which I think is Ziricote, for its camouflage effect that just seemed to work with the theme. Finished in YG and HS (I’m growing very fond of that stuff.)

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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lew

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#1 posted 12-17-2018 07:12 PM

Nicely Done! Your choice of wood blends great with the colors of the pen’s metal pieces.

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

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ZAGREB

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#2 posted 12-17-2018 07:35 PM

better and better
nice pen you made,Mark

-- bambi

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pottz

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#3 posted 12-17-2018 09:22 PM

your best yet,you really chose the perfect wood for that pen,great job

PS-after reading your finish choice i had to do some research on that stuff,never heard of it before.so where do you get yours from and how durable is it.im wondering on a pen that gets a lot of use will it hold up? is this something you have used on your other turnings.youve peaked my interest buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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leafherder

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#4 posted 12-17-2018 10:09 PM

Beautiful Mark, fantastic blending of form and function, wood and metal, modern and vintage.

Keep up the great work.

-- Leafherder

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 12-17-2018 11:35 PM

Beautiful pen, Mark. You are getting me interested in the pen business!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 12-18-2018 01:45 AM

Looking good mate.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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mel52

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 02:02 AM

A really good job and very sharp looking. Thanks for showing !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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Ivan

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#8 posted 12-18-2018 04:57 AM

Beautiful pen…I like metal parts too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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bushmaster

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#9 posted 12-18-2018 05:31 AM

Wow, that sure is nice. You become professional in no time at all. They don’t get any better

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 12-18-2018 11:51 AM



your best yet,you really chose the perfect wood for that pen,great job

PS-after reading your finish choice i had to do some research on that stuff,never heard of it before.so where do you get yours from and how durable is it.im wondering on a pen that gets a lot of use will it hold up? is this something you have used on your other turnings.youve peaked my interest buddy.

- pottz

It’s made in England. There’s one, and only one U.S. distributor. Look it up. Mike Waldt is big on it. Durability isn’t an issue, with me, inasmuch as no one ever wants to buy what I make.


Wow, that sure is nice. You become professional in no time at all. They don t get any better

- bushmaster

Oh, please, Brian. Professionals make money. Check out the very first penmaker I ever met.

Thank you all for the compliments. It means the world to me.

-- Mark

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luv2learn

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#11 posted 12-18-2018 05:39 PM

Awesome job Mark.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 12-19-2018 11:34 PM

Great idea Mark. Well done mate.

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

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