Beginners Beautiful Pen Contest

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Which pen will you vote for?

  • Pen 1

    Votes: 11 7.5%
  • Pen 2

    Votes: 7 4.8%
  • Pen 3

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 4

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Pen 5

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Pen 6

    Votes: 13 8.8%
  • Pen 7

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Pen 8

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Pen 9

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Pen 10

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 11

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • Pen 12

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 13

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • Pen 14

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Pen 15

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pen 16

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • Pen 17

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 18

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • Pen 19

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Pen 20

    Votes: 25 17.0%
  • Pen 21

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Pen 22

    Votes: 18 12.2%
  • Pen 23

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 24

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 25

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Pen 26

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Pen 27

    Votes: 6 4.1%
  • Pen 28

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pen 29

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • Pen 30

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 31

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pen 32

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Pen 33

    Votes: 6 4.1%
  • Pen 34

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • Pen 35

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pen 36

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    147
  • Poll closed .

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Here are the entries in this years Beginners Beautiful Pen Contest - Sponsored by JohnU of Fantastic Feathers

When voting. Ask yourself this...Which pen has the best Fit, Finish, and "WOW" Factor?


There will only be 1 round of voting. So every vote will count to determine who our winners are!
 
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Pen 2

Wall Street II Elegant pen with Titanium/Platinum plating. The Amboyna Burl surrounds 2 pieces of mirrored Padauk accented with Aluminum aging. The natural void is inlayed with crushed Turquoise. The pen is finished with 6 coats of medium CA and polished with HUT Ultra Gloss Plastic Polish.
 

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My Irish Family Tree Segmented pieces are Irish Bog oak. We trace are family back to Ireland. 2nd is Apple Wood from Nova Scotia where my father is from and finally Oak from our back yard in Ohio. On a Celtic Elegance Pen from Wood N Whimsies
 

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Pen 5

This pen is the 6th I have turned and probably the first that I am truly satisfied with. It is a chrome "Segmented" from PSI and the wood is Bethlehem Olive or at least it's supposed to be. (I read the very interesting thread about the Israeli Olivewood with regard to authenticity) The finish is basic Ultra-Shine followed by Shellawax and turned out great. Thank you and good luck to everyone!
 

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Pen 10

This pen is made by simplest hardware:“Gold Top European Pen (7mm Round Top Pen) Chrome”.I took knurr wild forest cherry.I decided to abandon the standard form and changed the shape of the upper part of the cap and closed the pen clip. And experimented with top shape. My wooden pen has got elegant and convenient form for writing.
 

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This is pen number 8 in my pen turning experience. Thank you to my husband for saving this piece of walnut from a tree that was headed for firewood. The tree grew about 4 miles from our house. The maple accent was some shop scrap. Inspiration for pairing the two came from the library of this forum. The kit is a cigar pen kit (I love chunky pens). I have completely enjoyed the art of turning, but I am even more enjoying coming up with ideas for creating unique blanks. Inspiration is everywhere. I now look at trees differently wondering what they look like under their bark.
 

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30 Cal Bolt Action (24k Gold) Ballpoint click pen. Material used is the horn of a South African Antelope (a Red Hartebeest) that I personally hunted in South Africa. I started pen turning in 2013 and have made about 50 pens (beginner). Some of my other pens may be of better quality, but this pen is unique because of the material used
 

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Pen 16

My daughter is the more experienced pen turner in the family but unfortunately is away at college now. I wanted to do something to eventually donate to Hospital my wife and I work at so I had my daughter teach me how to make a stamp blank, cast it, and finally turn it
 

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I first touched a lathe 4 weeks ago... turned my first pen at home last night... My wife likes this one I made tonight better, so... here it is...it is a $5.99 acrylic block, and $10.50 Princeton Pen Kit platinum from WoodCraft. I will admit that I have a good size learning curve ahead, but for pen #3, I am satisfied, lol...
 

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Pen 19

This Comfort Style pen is one of my first and it was made with a piece of scrap wood that my daughter found. I really enjoyed making it and loved the way it turned out as the first couple of pens I tried didn't fare so well as far as the finish. Thank you for taking a look!
 

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Name: Rustic Flower. Pen Kit: Chrome Slimline from Woodcraft. Materials: Cherry, Bloodwood, Maple, aluminum. Construction: Segmented. Each segment was burned to produce a black contrast between different woods and metal. Finish: Medium CA Glue sanded to 2400 grit, buffed with high gloss P.P.Hutt wax. Picture: Black cotton sheet backdrop, Hand mirror for addtional view, side lighting in attempt to illimnate glare from clear polish.
 

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Pen 22

The kit used is the long clicker pen in chrome from Exotic Blanks. The center of the pen is a beautiful buckeye burl from rockb, and on either end is redwood burl. Separating the burls is a piece of gaboon ebony with aluminum on either side. Thank you for your consideration.
 

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I started by making a laminated blank of walnut and red oak. I added the double celtic knot in a basket weave and burned the rings with a wire on the top tube. on the bottom tube I added two 60 degree spalted oak pieces and put it on the copper Fun Line kit from PSI I think.
 

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This pen is a standard Woodcraft chrome slim line Pen. The two woods are unknown, but they did come from the large 30 kit set that Woodcraft sells. The segments are divided by aluminum from a Coke can. The finish is CA. This pen is actually the 3rd pen I've attempted to make and I have no other turning experience. I really enjoyed making this, Thanks!
 

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This pen was turned from a cocobolo pen blank using a legacy slimline pen kit. It was finished to 600 grit and a bit of steel wool then renaissance wax was applied. This was my 3rd thing I've turned since getting into woodturning a week ago after a brief introduction in shop class 16 years ago.
 

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Pen 32

This is only my second pen that i have made. I used the slimline kit from woodcraft. I took a piece of purple heart and a piece of yellow wood. I then put them on my scroll saw and made both of the segmented blanks. As with anything I need to improve but overall I am happy. Thanks to this forum I have gained some knowledge to help me with my next pen!
 

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Pen 34

Well, my original entry blew up on the lathe, so this quickly became my "Plan B!" It's a 24k gold plated Victorian Twist ballpoint from Penn State Ind. The blank is a white Tru-Stone with the gold matrix. This wasn't intended to be a contest entry, so I didn't do anything too fancy here - I just wanted the pen and the blank's beauty to speak for itself!
 

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This is a Mesa Twist Pen from Wood Turningz with Black and Gold Trim. The body is done is Turquoise Acrylic with Buffalo Horn on top. Actually this pen had a blow out on top, so I fashioned a small piece of Buffalo Horn a and glued it with thin CA. Wasn't sure if it would work, but the result turned out real nice. I finished this one with 6 coats of Medium CA.
 

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