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    3 Jr. Statesman II FP's

    I've had a few people ask whether I turn fountain pens. Up to now I've had to answer, No, but I can!

    Here's proof:


    From L to R: Polyresin called Merlin's Magic, plated in Rhodium/Platinum & 22 K Gold; Pau Amorello plated as well in Rhod./Plat. & 22 K Gold; Sugar Maple Burl plated in Rhod./Plat. & Black Titanium.

    Hope you like. Comments or questions welcome!

    A knock came to my back door as I finished posting these pens on another forum. It was a young couple looking to purchase a fountain pen as a Christmas present.

    They bought the pen turned from the Sugar Maple Burl!
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    Those are nice. I've never made a fountain pen. I didn't realized people still used them! Glad to see that Sugar Maple is pretty. I have a load to cut up. I was going to burn it in the stove.
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    Well Mack, there is nothing I can say but WOW!.

    A challenging question if I may, have you ever tried to turn a pen out of a soft stone like soapstone or alabaster?
    Obviously you would need different tools but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Well Mack, there is nothing I can say but WOW!.

    A challenging question if I may, have you ever tried to turn a pen out of a soft stone like soapstone or alabaster?
    Obviously you would need different tools but...
    Hi Toni; No I never have. I read a little with respect to turning each but have never had the urge yet.

    I guess the hardest material I ever turned was that LV you sent to me. As I mentioned in my post about it, it turned like butter! I'm thinking soapstone and/or alabster would be the same. Turn with carbide tools, no problem!
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
    It feels great to sell a pen,
    It feels even greater to give one to a friend!

    If your presence doesn't make an impact;
    Your absence won't make a difference!


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    Another great batch of pens, Mack. Man, that maple burl pen didn't collect much dust before it sold, huh?

    Rob, soapstone and alabaster can also be cut with HSS tools. It's a dusty mess with any tools, but it can be done.
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