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post #1 of 3 Old 01-29-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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First Pen

After accumulating all the odds and ends to do pens, I finally gave one a shot. My girlfriend picked the blank and the pen kit, and I turned it tonight. Just sanded it smooth and did a light oiling. Now that I get the jist of it, I think I could make a better one and do without the 2 hours and a small hand injury that this one took.

It was just a cheapy to try it out. I think all and all it was about a $9 pen. I've got some gabon ebony coming my way, and would like to make a nice fountain pen out of it. Is a fountain much more difficult?
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-30-2012, 12:19 AM
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Depends upon the kit. Some of them require a tenon for the band to fit, some just press in. They also usually require different size tubes. Nice looking first pen btw.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Attachment 37007Nice looking first pen.

I agree with Sawdust. It depends on the type kit. There are some that require tenons part of the tube to be exposed.

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