Pen #42

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 08-23-2019 01:12 AM 661 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Unknown woods. When I began with the blank, it was an experiment to see if I could get away with making a 70 degree cut. It worked. A little less show-offy than the previous two, I admit. But, I like it. It’s a Slimline. The hardest part, really (aside from the bending over the table saw), was deciding which end would be the top and which the bottom. I think I chose wisely.

Thank you. And, I apologize.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 08-23-2019 02:04 AM

I like it too and you did choose wisely. Reminds me of my favorite Minimalist artist Frank Stella, very 1960s vibe with this pen. Are those round dots wood or some other material? They almost look like mother of pearl or metal. Great job, keep choosing wisely.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 08-23-2019 02:25 AM

I like the steeper angle.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 08-23-2019 03:02 AM

Seriously Mark you have developed a trademark with your new pen design. I’ve never seen anything as nice as your pens they are so attractive. I can’t wait to see more! Nice work! Now get back to work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 08-23-2019 03:10 AM

Thanks fellas. John, aluminum rod.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 08-23-2019 05:23 AM

Yes, Lew. The main cut is the 70. I cut that by hand, with my dovetail saw and a Gerry-rigged mitre box. The cuts at the ends are 60, on the table saw.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 08-23-2019 09:55 AM

Looks like a ton of work in this pen. Beautiful

-- Petey

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 08-23-2019 12:07 PM

A most unique pen, Mark. You area a great experimenter and it is paying off in beautiful pens!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 08-23-2019 01:41 PM

spectacular,enough said.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 08-25-2019 03:28 AM

Very impressive Mark.

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

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#10 posted 09-28-2019 10:18 PM

Fantastic look…a definite wow

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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