Wenge Rollerball Pen

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Project by JohnGreco posted 09-14-2011 05:47 AM 1977 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yes, it’s another pen :)

This is Wenge on a Tycoon rhodium plated rollerball kit from PSI. I had made one of these out of ebony, but when I assembled it, the ebony started to blow out and crack in multiple places. I was able to ca/sand/ca/sand a few times to fix it cosmetically but didn’t want to sell one like that (so I got to keep it, yay!).

I ordered this kit with the intention of trying it again with ebony, but I decided to see how it would look with a piece of Wenge I had. I think I’m pretty happy with the results.

One thing I’ve noticed with this kit is the couplers at either end of the pen body have a plastic outer thread. You need to press them in place with the tip screwed in, otherwise the plastic threads will collapse in on themselves.

Thanks for looking.

-- John

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 06:52 AM

Great looking pen. You did a good job photographing it as well.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 07:18 AM

This is the nicest, classiest-looking pen I have seen on here
Absolutely beautiful

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 12:59 PM

Thank you both very much!

-- John

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 02:35 PM

It’s really beautiful….excellent craftmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 03:31 PM

This really is a beauty!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 04:51 PM

John—Nice work!

Thanks for the warning on the couplers … I plan to order this kit from PSI, and that is very useful to know!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 07:14 PM

Thanks a lot :)

Gerry, if you do accidentally crush the threads (like I’ve done with at least 3 sets through making ~12 or so of these kits) PSI has been good about sending replacements. Hopefully at some point they will smarten up and use an all metal thread like on the Classic kit.

-- John

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 07:22 PM

I love the contrast of the wenge with the rhodium finish.

Very nice pen indeed.

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 08:34 PM

Thats a really nice pen.So nice and well done

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 10:53 PM

Nicest pen I’ve seen here in quite a while ! Excellent pen turning and matching of the hardware and Wenge : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 11:54 PM

Thank you very much :)

-- John

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 03:51 AM

All of the above and good looking pen JOHN
How much I would like to know ?


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 09-15-2011 02:44 PM

Thanks, Kiefer. I have it listed for $125.

-- John

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#14 posted 09-15-2011 08:34 PM

Really nice work. I love the dulled finish.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#15 posted 09-15-2011 09:16 PM

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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