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Thomas Jefferson Writing Desk - Replica


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A number of years ago, I had some rough-sawn walnut that had dried nicely. When I got it, I thought I would be a woodworker, but by this time, I realized that was not in my skill set. I really wanted to make a replica of Thomas Jefferson's portable writing desk - the original, on which the Declaration of Independence was likely written, is in the Smithsonian, and accurate plans have been drawn from it - so I made a deal with a skilled woodworker friend...I gave him some walnut and cherry in return for his using some of it to make my Jefferson desk. He did the woodworking, then I added accurate reproduction hardware: hinges, drawer pull, lock rim, etc., and covered the writing surface in authentic green baize (woven wool felt - think billiard table cloth). The result was/is beautiful, but it has only functioned as a display piece in my home since then.

 

Now the time has come to downsize and some treasures must go. This desk is one such item. Here is a link to a post on my site: https://cigarboxpenstorage.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/a-replica-of-thomas-jeffersons-writing-desk/

 

Email me at bamapen@jehubbard.com

 

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Wow! it looks fantastic.

Do remember that the items on your bucket list have an expiration date.
 

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That is gorgeous.

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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WOW that is beautiful!

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

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It is so well done that, I believe it is museum worthy.

 

Contact curators at the Smithsonian, Monticello, and other museums in the east coast, in states which were the former 13 colonies and specialize in colonial U.S era.

 

Alternatively, it would be great for a documentary on the American Revolution era, with historically accurate re-enactment, think the History Channel, PBS and the Smithsonian Channel. 

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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I'm glad you lived with history for a few happy years.

 

The best writing slope I saw...after I finally had a thought to buy was the best I've looked a. I've seen since then ...5-7 of them. I let a couple hundred Euro's more than I didn't know it was worth get in my way. :yikes:I later seen less worthy slopes go for near that price of a great one.

 

One does learn in life, but it seems at least for me; ignorance can get in the way of a fair priced item.

I should have gone to Ebay; England (or German Ebay.), to get a feel for the value; but didn't think ahead.

Had I done so, I would have ended up with a nice writing slope....that would probably be too high to use in today's higher computer desk tops.:unsure:

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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