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    Gentleman's fountain pen

    I'm not doing as many pens lately as in past. Just enough for gifts and orders and replace what is in the art gallery. Here is a new style for me. It is the full sized Gentleman's. I had never done this before because I had thought it would be too big to be desirable. Wrong! I love the heft and feel. Will have to make one for myself.

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    That's a great looking pen Frank! I need to try one of those. Since I'm just starting to do some turning, it probably won't look that nice! What's the wood?

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    That's a beautiful pen!

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    Frank that is a beauty. Nice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    That's a great looking pen Frank! I need to try one of those. Since I'm just starting to do some turning, it probably won't look that nice! What's the wood?
    I forgot to say, the wood is Ambonya burl.
    I would suggest you not start with this style. The kit is expensive and requires a special large drill bit and oversize blanks.
    For beginners at pens, the Slimline is the standard. Europeans are a step up and are available in better platings. Then something like the Gentleman Jr. II for more elegance.

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    Thanks Frank! I've done a couple slimlines that came out pretty good, Dad liked them anyway! I appreciate the progression recommendations also.

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    Great looking pen Frank.

    Karl

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    Terrific pen Frank! For me it conjures up thoughts of those who worked hard to make the pen mightier than the sword.

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    Beautiful Frank ... What did you finish it with? I have a few amboyna blanks waiting for increased skill level and better kits. I'm still practicing on slim-lines, haven't got finishing quite right yet.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    Nice.
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