Pen #23

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 04-18-2019 10:21 PM 390 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood: Unknown. Suggestions?

The photo wherein I failed to get it all in the frame.

I had some fits with the finish on this one. It just didn’t seem to want to get as shiny as I wanted it to.

That’s an odd thing to hear from a guy who said, when he started these pen shenanigans, that he didn’t want a plastic-like finish.

Nag. Nag. Nag.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 04-18-2019 11:02 PM

Tend to agree, have no interest in shiny thick glossy finish, looks fake, if it’s made of wood it should look and feel like wood! Just MHO!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-18-2019 11:15 PM

Real nice, Mark!!


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

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 04-18-2019 11:17 PM

Thanks, Andre. The people (my public), however, probably wants them shiny and slick.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 04-19-2019 01:17 AM

Hit the nail on the head there M’W’. Must be the global warming effect as it is not generational… even the oldies want shiny plastic…
Nevertheless a shiny wooden pen has a certain attraction to it… but then again I’m wierd…

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

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#5 posted 04-19-2019 01:49 AM

Mark, looks like the pen making is becoming addictive. keep up the good work.

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

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#6 posted 04-19-2019 02:09 AM

Shouldn’t that be “when he started these pen Shine-anigans”?

Couldn’t resist – bad jokes deserve a trip to the punitentary.

That is some very pretty wood – it deserves a protective finish.

Thanks for sharing and I apologize


-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 04-19-2019 03:11 AM

Nice pen! I like the burned rings.

I prefer my pens to have the natural wood “feel”.

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

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#8 posted 04-19-2019 06:22 AM

This one looks great too. You choose very clever your backgrounds…always something different.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Al Breit

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#9 posted 04-19-2019 01:37 PM

Very nice job on all you pens “beautiful “

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#10 posted 04-22-2019 09:47 PM

all your pens look great. Be coming a real pen expert.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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