Intermediate Beautiful Pen Contest

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Which pen will you vote for?

  • Pen 1

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • Pen 2

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • Pen 3

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Pen 4

    Votes: 7 4.1%
  • Pen 5

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • Pen 6

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 7

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Pen 8

    Votes: 6 3.5%
  • Pen 9

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 10

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • Pen 11

    Votes: 11 6.4%
  • Pen 12

    Votes: 23 13.4%
  • Pen 13

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • Pen 14

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 15

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Pen 16

    Votes: 5 2.9%
  • Pen 17

    Votes: 17 9.9%
  • Pen 18

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Pen 19

    Votes: 4 2.3%
  • Pen 20

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 21

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • Pen 22

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 23

    Votes: 5 2.9%
  • Pen 24

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • Pen 25

    Votes: 7 4.1%
  • Pen 26

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 27

    Votes: 10 5.8%
  • Pen 28

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 29

    Votes: 7 4.1%
  • Pen 30

    Votes: 3 1.7%
  • Pen 31

    Votes: 15 8.7%
  • Pen 32

    Votes: 6 3.5%
  • Pen 33

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 34

    Votes: 2 1.2%
  • Pen 35

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Pen 36

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pen 37

    Votes: 1 0.6%

  • Total voters
    172
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Here are the entries in this years Intermediate Beautiful Pen Contest - Sponsored by R&B Crafts.

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 1

This is a Zen dressed in Chakte Viga, with a Cocobolo Celtic Knot inlay.
 

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Pen 2

Standard "Spring Blossom" kit with Amboyna Burl blanks. There are no modifications.
 

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Pen 4

Unique Triton fountain pen made with Natural Cotton, Cotton Seeds and Cotton Pods cast in Alumilite. Finished with C.A. and polished to perfection. Truly one of a kind!
 

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Pen 6

Pen is a David Broadwell Art Deco design in Rhodium and 22K gold from PSI. Blanks are Glass Fiber in resin. Sanded to 12000 and polished with One-Step
 

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Pen 12

A rhodium and black titanium Jr. Emperor fountain pen in segmented woods. When pen is closed, the interior woods are both Hawaiian signature wood and the ends (exterior) are Honduran rosewood burl. The dividing metal is aluminum. The five metal dots are silver with African blackwood turned down to size to insert into the dots. The finish is about 10 coats of CA finished to a high gloss. Thanks for looking.
 

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Pen 13

This is a Baron rollerball pen. The wood is bleached black palm. I have made other black palm pens but this is the first one in which I tried bleaching. I love the black and white contrast and the simplicity and clean lines of the closed end pens. This may be my favorite pen. I have been making pens for about 1 year.
 

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Pen 14

This is made from wormy/spalted/punky/voided maple wood. This took a LOT of CA to harden enough to drill out and round. The voids were then filled with dark wood dust. The kit is a bolt action tec pen.
 

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Pen 20

This is a Chrome/Black Ti Major wrapped in a blank sent by one of my pith partners. It is my first pen using "worthless wood," and makes me want to invest in the equipment to do it myself!
 

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Pen 21

Full size Statesman. Tubes painted. Turquoise pieces applied to the tubes and cast in Majestic Black with a little Crystal Ice resin.
 

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Pen 23

The Celtic Knight, A Knights Armor kit from Penn State Industries. A Herringbone 360 consisting of Redheart, Ebony, and Curly Maple. The Celtic Knot is four slices of .043 Crushed Pearl Acrylic in various colors. The pen has a CA finish.
 

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Pen 24

Can't decide whether to call this "Snow Cone" or "Cone Dragon" because it looks like a dragon to me. (Back of pen shows the petals, but I could only submit 2 pics.) Jr. Gent pen kit. I dried the full-sized cone in a dehydrator, trimmed the sides back, and cast it in Alumilite with white dye. After turning & sanding, gave it a good wipe of BLO, then multiple coats of, first thin, then medium CA. MM to 12,000, Novus #2, & Ren Wax on metal parts.
 

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Pen 25

Majestic fountain pen in Maple and Cherry curved segments for the top leaves of the flower and Oak and Ebony scallop segmenting on the bottom. Flower petals are hand carved and filled with a red quartz inlay with aluminium accents.
 

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Pen 26

Cambridge fountain pen, segmented with trustone (bloody basin jasper, natural malachite/azurite, onyx) and aluminum.
 

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Pen 29

A full size Emperor in Rhodium and Black Titanium paired with a vintage piece of Gray with White Swirl Bakelite.
 

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Pen 30

I finally made a pen for myself. It has a Jr Statesman Roller Ball Rhodium & 22KT gold kit. I stabilized buckeye burl blanks and segmented them with white Acrylic Acetate, Aluminum and carbon fiber. The barrels were sanded through 12k then dyed. Finish is 20 coats of Mercury CA.
 

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I call this the Ebony & Ivory 57 Chevy. It is a closed end Chrome Sedona Rollerball with an (Alternate) Ivory cap and an Ebony body with an sweeping graceful tailfin.
 

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Pen 32

This is a bog mammoth ivory (with discoloration, spalting and a lot of checks) vacuum cast in a black resin with a hint of pearl pigment on Majestic Junior Fountain pen with Heritance nib. One of the most nerve-wrecking pens I've made.
 

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Pen 35

This is a Jr Gent 1 Fountain Pen Kit made with a navy blue and light green acrylic blank... AKA Seattle Seahawks colors!! I made the pen during the Super Bowl weekend. The blank was sanded through 600 grit then wet sanded with Pacific Northwest rainwater through MM 12,000. I don't expect many votes because of the Seahawks theme. Everyone in the country (and in our family) seemed to be for Denver... I thought of sending the pen around to all of our family members to sign the checks for the money they owed us after losing but decided against it. However, you can't say too many things about a team that defeats its opponent 43-8!! Go Hawks!!!
 

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Pen 36

PSI deluxe sketch pencil with hand crushed malachite inlay. Unknown wood but it was very brittle and crumbly. CA Finish
 

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Pen 37

This is a Honduran Rosewood Burl blank on a Helix rollerball non-postable kit. The plating is rhodium and gold and the finish on the pen is CA.
 

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WOW so many pens to choose from. All are beautiful, thanks to all the entries and the ones behind the sceens coordinating the BASH. To many choices to only get one vote, I think personally I need it to be narrowed down before only voting for one. Great turn out though. Congrats to all.
 
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