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Old 04-16-2017, 02:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I noticed that I don't see any fountain pens made with nice woods.
I've seen lots of fountain pens made in burl and other exotic woods.

(I've made them in Amboyna burl, Honduras Rosewood burl, Aspen burl, Cocobolo burl, African Blackwood burl -- and probably a few others I don't remember right now.)

Typically the innards are protected from ink by the brass tubes (or some other liner, if it's a kitless pen), and the outside is protected by whatever finish the maker applies. Some makers choose to use CA, others don't like CA and go for a more "natural" finish. I've only done that with Lignum vitae, which has the reputation of being impervious to just about everything.
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I've seen lots of fountain pens made in burl and other exotic woods.

(I've made them in Amboyna burl, Honduras Rosewood burl, Aspen burl, Cocobolo burl, African Blackwood burl -- and probably a few others I don't remember right now.)

Typically the innards are protected from ink by the brass tubes (or some other liner, if it's a kitless pen), and the outside is protected by whatever finish the maker applies. Some makers choose to use CA, others don't like CA and go for a more "natural" finish. I've only done that with Lignum vitae, which has the reputation of being impervious to just about everything.
Just checked out you Appolo Infinity. Very nice.
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You want to see all wood? Go here:

All-Wood Fountain Pens - Pen Turning and Making - The Fountain Pen Network

Pierre has also posted on IAP but I don't think any of these are on our site.

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I noticed that I don't see any fountain pens made with nice woods. Is that because of the risk of staining them with ink? If so, would a CA finish eliminate that risk?
I'm now sure you are going to get tons of pics of FPs made out of nice woods. :)
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Just checked out you Appolo Infinity. Very nice.
Thanks -- one that I like even better is this "modified Churchill" dressed up in Cocobolo burl.

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Thanks -- one that I like even better is this "modified Churchill" dressed up in Cocobolo burl.

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Beautiful pen. What type of finish did you use?
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Thanks -- one that I like even better is this "modified Churchill" dressed up in Cocobolo burl.

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Beautiful pen. What type of finish did you use?
Thanks. I honestly don't remember, but the chances are high that it was CA.
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Pierre has also posted on IAP but I don't think any of these are on our site.
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