A Whisky cask cigar pen handcrafted from reclaimed oak whisky cask wood in my own UK workshops. Coopers made whiskey barrels although they also made buckets, tubs, butter churns, kegs, butts and pipes. This is another one of our crafts that have disappeared. The pens hardware has a high-quality 24-carat gold-plated trim with some black detailing.
I present this ballpoint pen with a certificate of authenticity, an upgraded pen box and an offcut of the genuine oak cask stave making ideal father’s Day ideas.
I mount the blank 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 12,000 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 are 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 black refill available from any good stationery suppliers.
Each wood pen comes in a presentation box as a standard. Every piece different in figure these cask pens make unique Birthday, Christmas or Father’s Day presents he will love.
Please note if the pictured pen has sold another of the same wood will be sent. With the natural nature of the material, your item may differ slightly with the grain pattern and colour.
Oak Whiskey Barrel Pen Key Points
- Proof Of Authenticity
- G2 Ink Refill
- Medium Point
- Double Twist Action
- Upgraded Pen Gift Box
- Crafted In The UK