Curly Maple - 2 Executives and an EDC

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KateHarrow

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There’s a lot to be said for beautiful wood on an elegant pen kit and I think curly maple on an executive might just be that exact combination. This is all salvaged firewood that was gifted to me by my college mentor so I made him a few pens as a thank you. I hope he likes them.
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mark james

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I love to attempt new segmenting designs for the challenge...
I admire others efforts for complex castings...
Watch parts blanks are awesome...

BUT, the simplicity of a beautiful wood blank (Burl or otherwise) still thrills me.
I got interested in this hobby (for me it's a hobby) due to being gifted a wooden 'Cross' brand pencil in High School... (47 years ago 😲). I believe it was a simple Walnut wood, but I cherished it.

Your pens displayed above are wonderful and remind me of why I love this hobby! I also have found 'treasures' in my firewood stack - Very well done. 👏👏👏
 

KateHarrow

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I love to attempt new segmenting designs for the challenge...
I admire others efforts for complex castings...
Watch parts blanks are awesome...

BUT, the simplicity of a beautiful wood blank (Burl or otherwise) still thrills me.
I got interested in this hobby (for me it's a hobby) due to being gifted a wooden 'Cross' brand pencil in High School... (47 years ago 😲). I believe it was a simple Walnut wood, but I cherished it.

Your pens displayed above are wonderful and remind me of why I love this hobby! I also have found 'treasures' in my firewood stack - Very well done. 👏👏👏
Thank you so much, Mark, and I agree with your sentiments exactly. I challenge myself all the time. I'm always attempting to turn the new crazy "thing." And then there's just really beautiful hardwoods. Sometimes we can't do better than Mother Nature.
 

sorcerertd

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They look great. Simply stated works well. Executives don't get enough love around here. I really like that darker squiggly figure on the EDC. Mother nature does amazing things, it's just up to us to bring out the beauty.
 

KateHarrow

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They look great. Simply stated works well. Executives don't get enough love around here. I really like that darker squiggly figure on the EDC. Mother nature does amazing things, it's just up to us to bring out the beauty.
I love that dark line too. It’s not quite spalting but it’s certainly a dark line for maple. I thought the window clip drew nice attention to it which is why I placed it that way. And because the end user, my mentor, is a notorious pocket-pen guy so I figured you’d see that bit poking out of his shirt pocket

And agreed on the executives! They might be the best quality “value kit” on the market
 

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I still regularly use Executive kits. I like the style. I was given an original Parker model of that pen (in a fancy box) for a significant launch we had at work back in the mid '90s - I still have it.

I really like your "simple" maple pens with a flawless finish. Like Mark said - it takes us back to when we first got into pen making.
 
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