Fountain pen

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Project by Ozfiddler posted 09-19-2011 03:14 PM 1477 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the Canberra (Australia) Timber and Working with Wood show I bought a few fountain pen kits and thought I’d give one a try with some Canadian rock maple I had lying around. It’s only about the third fountain pen I’ve made but I’m really happy with the result – and it’s now my main writing pen.

There are a few more pieces to assemble than with a ball-point, but it’s pretty logical and not half as difficult as I thought it might be :-)

The finish is sanded to 1200 grit, then two coats of CA glue then a coat of Eee ultra shine wax from U-beaut polishes and a final coat of U-Beaut Glow all while still on the lathe, then buffed with a clean dry cloth.

I made a matching one in the same timber for my wife.


-- Jerry, Australia

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 04:30 PM

Wow! Really nice pen! The wood shows up very light/white on the computer, I like it.
I would like a lathe so I could turn some pens too. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 11:32 PM

Thanks Brett – the wood is actually almost white in real life :-)

There are some great inexpensive small lathes out there suitable for pen turning – well worth giving it a go :-)

Jerry (Ozfiddler)

-- Jerry, Australia

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