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Project by Mark Wilson posted 05-15-2019 03:52 PM 246 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Leopardwood Fountain Pen, this. My first Fountain Pen. You know you actually have to cut part of the barrel away, down to the brass, on one of these. That was weird.

Thank you.And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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Andre

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#1 posted 05-15-2019 04:19 PM

That looks pretty good! I have some Lacewood scraps that get used?(Maybe after the 200 walnut ones are gone)
A buddy gave/made me a fountain pen years ago, don’t leave them sitting for to long.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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pottz

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#2 posted 05-15-2019 06:38 PM

nice one i love leopard wood.not sure who uses fountain pens though?

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

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lew

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#3 posted 05-15-2019 06:55 PM

Love it!!

I made a small detail cutter from a file for that purpose.

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

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 05-15-2019 07:55 PM

Thanks.
Lew: The area to be 3.5mm is, of course, much smaller than my 1/8” (6.4mm) parting tool, so I started the cut with my diamond (shape) point tool and cleaned it up with a small diamond (gem) file.
Larry: I don’t, either. But, when I tested it, I wondered why I don’t use them. (I have fantastic penmanship – always have – and it feels wonderful to write with one.)
Andre: Trouble is, I don’t have a whole of reason to be writing things by hand anymore. Can’t tell you the last time I wrote a check. Written communication, these days, takes place with a keyboard, or by talking text messages in =to my phone. It’s a shame, really. Writing is an art in itself. It may well turn out to be the buggy whip of arts.

-- Mark

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leafherder

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#5 posted 05-15-2019 09:39 PM

Hi Mark,

A very classy creation. I’ve always liked the look of fountain pens but never got the hang of writing with one (I have a tendency to press too hard which causes blots and smudges).

As to the decline of penmanship – Ohio recently passed a law to require schools to teach cursive writing (many had dropped that subject to focus on other subjects). I say BRAVO, anything that slows the degeneration of writing into the new hieroglyphics (texting and emojis) has my support.

Keep up the great work,

John

-- Leafherder

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robscastle

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#6 posted 05-15-2019 11:32 PM

Mark….sorry meant to say Mork.

Nice job on the pens, I have had a look at all of them but I usually dont comment as I am facinated with your workshop!

As a side its interesting to read John’s comment, as its been a noticale trend from my point of view as well.

You may have a market for fountain pens in the spy world who knows, ... I wonder could you make a .22 cal version.

Bring back the writing culture I say.

Keep up the good work …I mean workshop!

-- Regards Rob

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 05-16-2019 12:30 AM

Pen-tastic Mark. I agree with you, a fountain pen has a great flow to it. They can be messy sometimes but the feel of it has many merits.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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mahdee

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#8 posted 05-16-2019 01:01 AM

That is a beautiful wood/pen. Never heard of it.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-16-2019 01:49 AM

Most exquisite, Mark!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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robscastle

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#10 posted 05-16-2019 02:28 AM

Mark

its me!! ... the serial pest back again,

I found a post by Bob Collins showing the burning operation I thought you may want to see the setup.

-- Regards Rob

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Mark Wilson

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#11 posted 05-16-2019 05:58 AM

Rob: I’ve seen it, and I’ve seen it in operation. That’s why I’m not doing it. I’ll burn with a wire. I’ll burn with a flame. But, electricity gone wild like that? Uh Uh.

Thank you all for the compliments. I’m glad you’re pleased.

Mahdee: Never heard of what? We just met. I just went and looked at your stuff. Welcome to my Buddy list.

-- Mark

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pottz

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#12 posted 05-16-2019 01:29 PM



Rob: I ve seen it, and I ve seen it in operation. That s why I m not doing it. I ll burn with a wire. I ll burn with a flame. But, electricity gone wild like that? Uh Uh.

Thank you all for the compliments. I m glad you re pleased.

Mahdee: Never heard of what? We just met. I just went and looked at your stuff. Welcome to my Buddy list.

- Mark Wilson


i agree it’s not worth getting electrocuted,ill just admire others work.

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

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mahdee

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#13 posted 05-16-2019 04:26 PM

Leopardwood is what I have never heard of. I am not familiar with a lot of wood species; just the run of mill stuff.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 05-17-2019 02:20 AM

Mark, great pen & a fountain one at that.

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

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#15 posted 05-17-2019 02:55 AM

Very nice job. What kit is that? Like the look of it.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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