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jalbert

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Here is a pen I finished up, which was an order for a friend. The oak is from a 100+ year old barn, and is sentimental to my friend, as he was involved in a service project where he helped demolish the remaining barn structure, and built a new building (I think some type of community outreach associated with his church). He supplied me with a Bock titanium nib, and I made the clip from titanium, which I sandblasted to match the nib. For the liner of the cap and barrel, cap threads, finial, and grip, I poured a dark gray alumilite. I also made a little pen rest from the wood. Both the wood and pen rest are finished with oil, as my friend wanted a more natural look.
The pen is about 1/2 diameter at the cap threads, and approximately 5.25” capped.
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Ironwood

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You do some outstanding work John, and each pen you make is pretty special , but I would have to say that pen is probably my favourite .
 

MRDucks2

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I enjoy what salvaged wood so often reveals. I saw barn oak, clicked on it, looked at the photos and thought “huh, this guys work looks a lot like John Albert’s”. THEN I noticed it was yours. Quite Nice.
 

Pierre---

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The flow line of section and barrel - including threads - are the best ones I ever saw. Congrats John!
 

howsitwork

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Like the flow of the lines and the matt finish. So different to 5he usual high gloss and, if anything , more spectacular for that. Wonderful work
 

egnald

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Greetings - Isn't it cool how making something from sentimental wood makes you feel inside. There are a couple of notes and special Slimline pens on the shelf in my workshop that my two sons will find some day. I made them from a piece of oak that I salvaged from the highchair that they sat in 20 years ago. The pen you made is very nice indeed! - Dave
 
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KenB259

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Greetings - Isn't it cool how making something from sentimental wood makes you feel inside. There are a couple of notes and special Slimline pens on the shelf in my workshop that my two sons will find some day. I made them from a piece of oak that I salvaged from the highchair that they sat in 20 years ago. The pen you made is very nice indeed! - Dave
There will be tears when the day comes that those pens are found. They will become treasured items.


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