A Whiskey cask cigar pen handcrafted from an oak whisky cask in my own UK workshops. Whiskey casks were traditionally made by coopers although they also made buckets, tubs, butter churns, kegs, butts and pipes this is another one of our wooden crafts that have disappeared. The pens hardware has a high-quality 24-carat gold-plated trim with some black detailing.
These ballpoint pen gifts have a certificate of authenticity, an upgraded pen box and an offcut of the original oak cask stave and as such will make ideal handmade Birthday or Father’s Day gifts for men.
The wood is mounted on my lathe and hand turned to round and shaped. Once shaped it needs sanding through to 400 grit and then up to 8 coatings of super glue applying. Then polished to 12000 using micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. The wood needs sealing with a durable finish. The woodturners traditional friction polish or wax not durable enough for daily use. Sealing the wood will prevent the natural oils from the skin staining and discolouring this beautiful wood.
This unusual pen has a double twist mechanism and uses a Parker style G2 medium ballpoint black refill available from any good stationery suppliers.
All my pens come in a presentation box. Every piece of wood different in grain and figure these pens make unique novelty wooden Birthday, Christmas or Father’s Day gift ideas.
Whiskey Cask Cigar Pen Key Points
- Certificate Of Authenticity
- Black Refill
- Medium Point
- Double Twist Action
- Upgraded Pen Gift Box
- Handcrafted In The UK