Beautifully hand turned Irish Oak wood point pen with twist mechanism. Chrome fittings have been used to show off the wood. The body of the pen has been drilled and had colouring pencils inserted before turning on the lathe giving extra detail to this wonderful writing instrument. The pictures don't do the detail in the wood justice. The pen is presented in its own box to finish the excellent presentation. Pencil colours are top dark blue, light blue and green. Bottom half is the same as top.
The pen is a very comfortable width for writing and takes a standard size cross refill, which is easily obtainable when necessary.
About the process
Blanks are selected from seasoned wood for their grain and colour. I then cut the wood into 2 equal sections. 2 holes are drilled on one side of the wood and one in the centre of those on the lateral side. The wood is turned to size, sanded through 5 different grits of sandpaper. I then coat with sanding sealer to seal the woods grain before sanding this surface smooth again. Next i rub the wood with danish oil to bring out the wonderful colour before finishing off with a rubbing of friction polish for a great finish and protection.
Handcrafted pens make great gifts! You can give them to friends and family for their anniversary, birthday, graduation or wedding. If you like the style, but would rather have different components, or a different design in the same wood please feel free to ask.
Each pen offers a different grain than any other making it a one off, and a talking piece among friends and colleagues