This handmade slimline wooden pen has been hand turned on a lathe in my own UK workshop using traditional tools and techniques. The pen barrels are made from an Australian Banksia nut and the pens trim has a 24 carat gold plating with a twist mechanism. The seed pod holes have been filled with a dark red coloured resin to make a beautiful and unusual pen.
The wood is mounted on my lathe and turned too round and shaped. Once shaped it is sanded through too 400 grit and then up to 8 coatings of cyanoacrylate (superglue) are applied this is the polished too 12000 grit using Micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. Some of my woodturners only use a wax or oil finish but this is not durable enough to protect wood ink pens over time from the natural oils and stains it will surely pick up over time.
This slimline ball pen design uses a black cross type ink refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers.
All of my wooden ink pens come in a presentation box as standard. As every piece of wood is different in grain and figure even within the same larger piece these beautiful wooden pens will make great gift ideas and unique wooden 5th wedding anniversary, birthday or christmas gifts.