A twist-action ballpoint pen with a high-quality chrome-plated trim and figured Thuya for the pen sections. The wood is difficult to work on but has a spectacular finish.
I mount the wood 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 CA glue applied, then polished to 12000 grit using micro mesh for a super hard and durable high gloss finish. The wood needs sealing with a durable finish, not the woodturner’s traditional friction polish or wax, as these are not durable enough for daily use. Sealing the wood will prevent the natural oils from the skin staining and discolouring this beautiful wood.
These exotic wood pens are big and masculine and will make ideal wooden gifts for men.
This Thuya burl pen has a double twist mechanism and a Parker style G2 medium point black refill available from any good stationery suppliers.
All my pen gifts for him come in a presentation box as a standard. With every piece of wood different, these burl wood pens make unique handmade wooden gifts for Father’s Day or Birthday.
Key Points For This Thuya Burl Pen
- Highly Figured Wood
- Double Twist Ballpoint Pen
- Medium Point Refill
- Black Oil-Based Ink
- Pen Gift Box
- Weight 53 g
- Length 140 mm
- Handcrafted In The United Kingdom