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Old 09-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Snakewood Fountain Pen

I finished this guy up over the weekend, and am pretty happy with how it came out.

I've gotten a few remarks regarding how "fat" I made the body. This is mostly just a personal preference of mine. I personally like a weightier pen, and it feels better in my hand.

This was my first attempt at using Snakewood, and I have to say, I absolutely loved working with it. I've been told that Snakewood is notoriously difficult to work with - but I didn't seem to have any issues.

Either way, hope ya'll like it!

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Old 09-15-2014, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the combination of blank and kit. Nice work.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Great Pen, John.
Outstanding Snakewood Blank,
Superb Fit and Finish, well suited to the Kit.
Turn that special piece of Timber you have been keeping.
Enjoy it for its true beauty.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Great fit & finish. And as far as the body being fat. If you like it then that's what counts.

The issue with snakewood isn't working with it, it's the fact that is cracks easily. Even after the pen is finished. Some people ream the tubes so the fittings don't expand the brass, and have to be glued in. And even after a week or two, the material can crack from the stress. Hopefully yours will be fine.

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice wood and finish. Just tell people the snake wood ate a wood mouse before it was harvested. :)
I'd like to acquire some snake wood. I like the chamfer/reaming idea. I had some wenge crack slightly on me.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i have used snake but it cracks if you do not stabilize it after drilling holes.In the blogs from international products where it comes from they warn that all snake splits. your pen looks great .
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That is beautiful and I really like it.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Gorgeous combination. The pen and blank are beautiful.
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