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Experiments in wood
Here are a few photographs of pens I’ve made from wood
I have made a few pens by experimenting with types of wood.
Pictured left are some Single twist top pens I’ve made from
various types of wood. Those can be quite interesting with
the different grains and colours of wood but I decided to
try something special.
On the right is a pen I made by lamenting two types of wood
together. Having never done it before it was a bit tricky getting
the sizes of wood right and prepared correctly.
The next process was to cut each section and then marry them
up to produce the correct pattern.
The pen you see was my first attempt and although it looks
okay there are errors which I hope to perfect in time.
The pen on the left, a Tycoon Fountain pen
was made by a process of laminating three
types of wood together into a block. That block
is then cut and glued back together in such a
way so as to produce the pattern you can see
The problem I encountered with this one was
when I was squaring the ends of the blank.
The grain of the wood is at an angle and can
easily break off, ruining the whole project.
I am still experimenting with this so I can
perfect the process and reduce wastage.
The pen on the right is another experiment using thinner
slithers of wood laminated together and cut in the same
way as the pen above. This pen was a gift to someone and
is one of the roller-ball pens in my range.
The same problems as I experienced in the example above are
present in making this type of blank, in fact even more so due
to the thinness of the slithers of wood.
I intend to persevere with this technique and to overcome
these production issues.