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Pen #11 Brushed Nickel Slimline with Knot

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 01-31-2019 06:25 PM 622 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went looking for a Celtic Knot, but this is what I found. I don’t know what to call it.
Finished with YG and CA.

And now, because I’ve nothing else to say, you’ll indulge me a little piffle.

This is a tree. A real tree. A Carolina Pine, On Coronado St., South of Sunset. The power pole with the transformer is well away from the tree.

A couple weeks ago, I was up on the bluff at Loyola Marymount University, on an incredibly clear day, when this tree demanded that I photograph it.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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leafherder

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#1 posted 01-31-2019 06:45 PM

A very classy pen – that one should be easy to sell. And very interesting trees what is the variety of the second tree? Hard to tell if those are red flowers or red fruits (or red leaves).

Have a great weekend

-- Leafherder

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Andre

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#2 posted 01-31-2019 07:15 PM

I took a break from the pens but wife keeps giving them away so may have to turn a few more, maybe a new style?
That wood is quite unique! May I suggest you try some Walnut, has become a favorite go to wood. Helps that I’ve got tons of cut of scraps! :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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lew

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#3 posted 01-31-2019 08:55 PM

Knice Knot on that pen, Mark!

We don’t see too many clear days like that any more.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 02-01-2019 01:06 AM

Nice job on the knot MW...

But if I may be a devil’s advocate… pity it’s ”wasted” on a slimline!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#5 posted 02-01-2019 03:37 AM



Nice job on the knot MW...

But if I may be a devil s advocate… pity it s ”wasted” on a slimline!

- LittleBlackDuck


waste not want not duckie! slim or not it’s a celtic not!
so buddy you say you have else to say,but do tell, what is the wood and what creates the knot? and as the duck said,i forgive you for the slimline-lol.

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

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bushmaster

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#6 posted 02-01-2019 05:41 AM

The touch of an artist.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Mark Wilson

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#7 posted 02-01-2019 06:39 AM

John: Flowers. Coral Tree.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 02-01-2019 06:45 AM

Andre: #8 is Claro Walnut.
LBD: A pen with all the sexiness of a clothes pole needs some embellishments.
- I cut it twice and it’s still too short -

-- Mark

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BobWemm

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#9 posted 02-01-2019 06:46 AM

Hey Mark, so it’s not a knot, or at least a Celtic Knot, but then again it is a Knotty not.
What more is there to say. lol.
I like it. You shoulda seen my first not.

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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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 02-01-2019 08:48 AM

Honorable Bob: While this is my first pen with a knot, it is not my first knot. As you can see, I knew how to do it right, at one time.

Larry: The wood is a species called “I Don’t Know,” and the “knot” that’s not really a knot is pop can aluminum inserted with CA into gent saw kerfs. I think, next time, I’ll just go ahead’n use the sandwich method. This was an incredible an=mount of work, for something no one wants, so far. (I made three sales pitches with it today – no sale.

-- Mark

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 02-01-2019 09:52 PM

Nice one Mark.

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

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Richard

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#12 posted 02-02-2019 10:20 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Chris!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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pottz

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#13 posted 02-03-2019 12:59 AM



Honorable Bob: While this is my first pen with a knot, it is not my first knot. As you can see, I knew how to do it right, at one time.

Larry: The wood is a species called “I Don t Know,” and the “knot” that s not really a knot is pop can aluminum inserted with CA into gent saw kerfs. I think, next time, I ll just go ahead n use the sandwich method. This was an incredible an=mount of work, for something no one wants, so far. (I made three sales pitches with it today – no sale.

- Mark Wilson


hey what ever it is it’s gorgeous,love it buddy.and ya know there’s nothing wrong with an occasional slimline,woman especially don’t care for the fatter pens so if you want to sell em ya gotta have some in the mix.nice work as usual.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 02-03-2019 07:48 PM

Sweet pen, Mark

Jim

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

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