Sunday, April 29, 2012

From Garbage to Beauty

This all started when my son was looking at a pile of skids that I had brought home to heat my studio.
He ended up pulling out 1/4 of the wood for his stash.  While I was out there the other day thinking hey this kid has a good eye for wood grain.
So I took one of the smaller pieces and because I have always admired Pilot's wood pen though what the heck.

There were no kits used on this pen.  All the inserts were made up and epoxied into the wood.
I went with clip less on this one because it is going to be my desk pen. Because I don't like to post pens I made the body 3/8 of an inch longer to give it some weight.

For a nib I used a nice Cross F  that had in stock and it has made for a nice looking pen.

Now all I have to do is make up the cap and it is complete.

Well I got the cap done up today but the same wood looks a lot darker.
Not sure why.  Thickness of wood, temperature, humidity.
There were a few voids in the wood that I filled with a black epoxy to
match the trim and it is done.

My daughter loves it so that is the main goal.


3 comments:

Leah Hughes said...

So has Mitch seen it and how does he feel about you digging through his pile?
I really love the colour!

Gecika said...

I'm wondering how mitch feels to be losing his stock..

Beautiful pen

Suka Strife said...

Wood <3 Wood grain makes me happy.