Plain ole wood pen

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Project by Gary posted 01-21-2008 12:38 AM 2055 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been doing a bunch of pens and things that haven’t been worth posting, but I felt this pen would be enjoyed by those who appreciate wood for what it can do by itself.

I left the images large so you can enjoy the details nearly as much as I do.

Plain ole wood pen

All comments and criticisms welcome.


-- Gary, Florida

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#1 posted 01-21-2008 12:43 AM

Great Pen. The wood is fantastic!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-21-2008 12:48 AM

Mighty fine pen. Is it CA/BLO finish?

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#3 posted 01-21-2008 03:16 AM

boy Gary, those lamintations look great… wait a minute… that’s just a single piece of wood!!
Looks great!

Rikkor, I could be wrong but I don’t think Gary likes BLO on his pen finishes, I believe it’s straight CA and micromesh.

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#4 posted 01-21-2008 04:55 AM

Thanks guys. Rik, it’s a CA finish rubbed out with Novus and topcoated with pure carnuba wax.
Darryl, you like that segmentation?!? ;-)
I’m still tryin’ to count the growth rings per inch on the tight section but it’s they’re too small to see. ;)
I love heart pine and antique heart pine is the best of it.


-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 01-22-2008 12:21 AM

Very nice.

-- Andy

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 12:08 AM

Great looking pen. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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