Having made a few key ring pens which proved very popular. I decided to make this as a commission as a gift for my wife’s friend
This particular pen is made from attractive red, blue white and gold fleck pattern acrylic.
The material blank is cut to make the two parts of the pen body. These two blanks are then turned on a wood lathe to the required diameters to fit the 22ct gold plated fittings.
Once the shape has be completed they are sanded smooth using several grades of wet & dry abrasive paper finishing with 1600 grit. Micromesh abrasive is then used in various grade ending up with 12000 grit. Cutting paste is then applied whilst the lathe is spinning and is then buffed to a high gloss. Once complete the various components are assembled using a ‘Parker Mini’ type refill.
The writing tip is extended by twisting the upper and lower body halves, then the opposite rotation to retract for safety. To replace the refill the upper and lower body parts are carefully pulled apart to allow the refill to be removed.
Handmade Pen Product Details
Made in the Tamworth UK by Mike Topp
Hand turned multi colouredl acrylic / metalwork in highly polished 22ct gold plate
Attractive contrasting colours and finishes – impress your friends!
Easy to replace ink refills – ‘Parker Mini’ Style Refill available at most stationers
What’s Included with your Ballpoint Pen Purchase
Includes the handcrafted pen in the pictures shown above
Includes ink refill – ready to use
Includes velvet protective pen sleeve
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Additional Information on Handcrafted Pens
All of the pens on The Forest At Your Fingertips website are handmade and handcrafted on a lathe in my workshop
Each picture of a pen is the actual pen that you will receive
Most products will ship within 48 hours