My First Pen

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Wfuge

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Joined
Nov 21, 2017
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Location
Florida
Hi Walt, welcome to IAP and I hope you are enjoying your retirement. :biggrin:
Nice first pen. Good shape to it. You just need to press the nib end in a bit more :wink:
Thanks for noticing that. I don’t have a pen press yet so I used a clamp to press the pen. That was a simple fix. Thanks again. :)
 

Wfuge

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Nov 21, 2017
Messages
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Location
Florida
Welcome to the forum. Nice pen and great finish. Many regard red oak as firewood.
I started with red oak to be on the safe side. If I messed up it wouldn’t be a big loss. I thought that using the stain would bring out the grain in the wood. I bought a $7 board and turned it into 30 blanks. :)
 

mark james

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Sep 6, 2012
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Great start! Nothing wrong with Red Oak; although inexpensive, not the easiest to turn. Very open grain, but perfectly fine when sanded, dust blown out, and finished. The stain also added a nice touch.

Welcome to IAP.
 
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