Write On – Pen Turning

Turning something to write with…

First Fountain Pens

fountain-pens.jpgHere are my first two fountain pens from “Classic” kits from PennState. Top is Rosewood and turned beautifully. It’s got great whirls and figuring in the cap that didn’t quite make it to the photograph.

Middle is White and Black Ebony with very little white grain, but good figuring and a shiny finish. Shellwax on top of three coats of low lustre PPP polish from HUT made this one sing.

The bottom pen is from two IPE Ironwood blanks sent as a bonus from my latest purchase of blanks. They were pre-drilled and cut for 7mm Slimline tubes, so I made a gunmetal Slimline kit. I think it’s one of the prettiest slimline pens that I’ve ever made.

I still need practice getting the tubes just right for the fountain pen caps, as I tend t bring them close to the bushing and they end up just slight on the end. Not yet perfect with those kits.



October 23, 2007 Posted by | crafts, pen kits, pen turning, woodworking | , , , | 1 Comment

Write On – about turning things to write

As an amateur woodworker frustrated by too many demands of my straight job, I just couldn’t find the time for big projects.  As a birthday present, my wife sent me to a Woodcraft class to learn to turn pens.  With just a few tools and a little time, anyone can turn a pen.  At Write On, we can share stories and photos of our pens, our experiences, and our challenges turning something to write on!

October 8, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment