A smooth twist ballpoint pen hand turned in my UK workshops on a wood-turning lathe. This Sierra pen has a high-quality polished chrome-plated trim with a detailed centre band. A handcrafted central barrel from a piece of exotic Purpleheart Wood.
The wood needs mounting on the lathe and hand turned to round and shaped. Once shaped, it needs sanding through to 400 grit and then up to 8 coatings of CA glue applied, then polished to 12000 grit using micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. Some of my competitors only use a wax or oil finish, but this is not durable enough to protect these pens over time from the natural oils and stains it will naturally pick up from the skin.
This purpleheart pen uses a Parker style G2 medium ballpoint black refill available from my pen spares & refills or any other good stationery suppliers.
All of my unique wooden pens come in a black presentation box as the standard. With every piece of wood different, these pens make unusual handmade wooden gifts and are perfect for birthday gifts or 5th wedding anniversary gifts.
Key Points For This Twist Ball Pen
- Twist Action
- Oil Based Ink
- Parker Style Black Refill
- Medium Point
- Hand Crafted
- Pen Gift Box
- Handcrafted In The UK
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Great communication from Whitlock Wooden Designs – this was bought as a present for someone, and she is over the moon with it. It arrived really quickly too – thanks!
David (verified owner) –
Great pen and very well made my wife loved it