Couple of Fountain Pens

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  1. Tom Smart

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    Time to get ready for the holiday craft show. Last year I didn’t take any fountain pens because they don’t sell well if at all. Of course, several people asked for them. Nice chunk of Yellow Cedar Burl and a piece of African Sumac @barry richardson provided as a box filler. Pretty sure he just picked it up at the dump. It’s where he does all his shopping.

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    Very nice!
     
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    Couple of dandies! Always seems people ask for what you don't have. I get asked for cribbage boards and checker boards, which I have never made, and sure as I made some, they would sit around unsold forever...
     
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    Yep
     
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    Gorgeous pens! :good2::good2:
     
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    Beautiful pens!!
     
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    They look:good2::good: great.
    I always take a selection of fountains with me.

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    Gorgeous pair! Always better to be prepared! Chuck
     
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    The joys of retail.
     
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    Sweet! They look great!
     
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    Very nice Tom. Don’t display them....then maybe someone will ask for them. :lol2:
     
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    Nice, real nice. I love ycb. It always looks good.
     
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    Great pens! I need to work more pens with natural coloring, those burls are sweet. I do love the way the dyed and stabilized pop, but getting back to seeing the wood more natural makes the pen a little warmer to me.
     
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    Agree. I wandered over to acrylics and color stabilized blanks but have come back to natural wood. And I've ditched the CA finish for something more natural.
     
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    What are you using now? I like the look.

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    The one on the left of the top photo looks pretty glossy but I did notice the right one looked like semigloss fiction polish or something similar. So, what @Maverick asked. I do like the finishes and always looking for more options as I progress. I like CA on the dyed and stabilized, and it's one finish I have figured out, but for the natural wood look I need to experiment some more. :wink:
     
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    Thanks Tom for the info and the link. Now might be a good time for me to give it a try....it is on sale. :good2:
     
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    Nice pens love the wood. I have been making pens for 10 years and have only had request for 2 fountain pens. I do have 6 made up for the holiday sales coming up.
     
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    Yeah, I’ve got about half a dozen made up now as well. 5 are convertible fountain/rollerball. That covers the bases.
     
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