You may have seen them in stores and maybe own one or more, but do you know how these beautifully handcrafted pens are made? Let us start with an overview of how pens are made. First, choose the wood you will use from the large choice available. Then cut it to length two and one half and 1/8th inch. You use a professional saw to cut it to size. [no_toc]
The next step to drill a seven mm hole down the centre of each of these blocks. You must be very careful in drilling this hole. You first drill a hole to a certain length and then go again slowly. If you try going all the way down in one go, the wood has a tendency to split and explode.
The third step is to get a 7 mm tube and glue it into the centre of the hole. We call these tubes pen blanks. Now is the time to turn these square blocks into the round. Once you have hand turned the pen blanks down to size and shape you desire, then the sanding begins. Working through the grits from 120 through to 600 patients and time needed. Now the next step applying superglue and finishing the pens.
The next step to assemble the pen. You first put in the pen tip with a custom-made press. Now you need to put in the twist mechanism. Then you put in the ballpoint pen refill. Put on a little sleeve. Now you fasten the clip. Put the top part on the pen. And there you go job done and a ballpoint pen made!
Handcrafted Pens Stand Out
So that’s more now you know about handcrafted pens. You always were fans of these beautiful wooden pens for sale at various stores, shows and events. Did you never wonder how they were made? These beautiful pens appeal to writers of all age groups, a child, a young man/woman, a professional or in retirement. They kind of make you stand out of the crowd, something not everyone carries in today’s mass-produced products world.
Not only did you not know (or maybe you did) about the manufacturing process for pens? Here are fun facts you may not have known about for these.
Handmade wooden pens also come in the form of Fountain Pens
Did you know these pens are not only just the more common ballpoint pen refill type but also come in the in the form of fountain pens? The various designs on the market reveal the creativity and uniqueness in each pen. Each pen has an exclusive theme and made from the best material which will generate the exclusive sensation of the pen.
Most of the pens are perfect to be given away as gifts but well suited for regular use. Though not the most expensive luxury fountain pens, the prices reflect the nominal costs of creating such authentic pens.
When given away as gifts, these pens deliver all the love and thought that has gone into the buying process. Fountain pens still greatly appreciated and high in demand on many gift occasions. A lot of pens fall in the class of luxury pens and made in the most gorgeous designs. Pens which fall in the category of Handmade luxury pens often a different kind of pen gaining more and more attention?
Pens Made From Exotic Woods
These pens typically made from exclusive, exotic materials and finished with beautiful textures. They also create these in different varieties and designs to match the tastes of many users. Although handmade fountain pens do not form the highest-priced pens, there very much ready to contend in appearance. These pens provide a substitutive option for lovers of the fountain pen who are on the lookout for a new and authentic look.
Did you know that you can get pens in a cigar box design? You must have seen single or a set of both cartridge based and fountains being sold? They look exquisite and make for a very classy looking pen gift for someone as your boss or someone graduates. These cigar type boxes containing fine looking and beautiful pens and handcrafted fountain pens also make for a collector’s choice. You will not believe how much the price of such antique collections can be!
Did you know how many colours available for the hand crafted wooden pens? You may have witnessed light, medium and dark shades of wood as far as the colours of the pens go. These handcrafted pens are available in a lot more colours than you can imagine. This is the world of hand made pens? You can get to choose Black or Blue too. Sounds unimaginable, right! Pens made of wood in blue or black colours but there available, believe it or not.
You can also find different colours depending on the wood used, for example, purpleheart or wenge. And this just the beginning, you can choose from more exquisite colours like chrome, gold, silver and gunmetal shades.
Did you know that you can find handcrafted wooden pens with elephant tops? You may remember the pencils we all used to have with erasers on top. Do you know that you can find handcrafted pens with decorations like elephant head, or dolls n top of the handcrafted wooden pens? Some even come with a wooden initial of your name.
Engraved Wooden Pens
Did you know that you can have your pens engraved? Want your pen to reflect you, you can get these pens engraved for your personal taste. That is all folks, we will leave you with a website where you can get this and more whitlockwoodendesigns.com/ Alternatively, you can find me on Facebook or any of the other big social networks.