Give a EXTRA special gift with this simply stunning Ballpoint Twist Pen blended with dyed buckeye burl. The pen is well balanced for a relaxed writing experience while the ballpoint transmission operation is simple and smooth. Enhanced with the addition of a carbon fiber coating will provide you with years of a long lasting brilliant finish. Refill's are Parker style and can be bought at any office store.
The body is made from buckeye burl, dyed black to blend with carbon fiber coating.
The body turned on a lathe to shape and size. Then cyanoacrylate (Super glue) finish is applied or used to fill any imperfections. This type of finish is extremely durable and will help keep your pen safe from water, oil and the rigors of daily use. The finish is very similar to an acrylic, and will last the life of the pen with no problems. I only make one or two pens a week in my home work shop.
Thanks for looking, Todd
* A little information on what a burl is - A "burl" is an abnormal growth that typically grow on the outside of the tree and usually near the tree trunk. Since each "eye" of the burl could have grown into a tree branch, this causes the grain to grow in every direction at the same time. A burl typically also has bark inclusions, voids, as well as other things making it difficult to turn. A burl also does not form on most trees so they are all very rare, yet contain the most desired wood and is worth all of the extra effort to turn, as you can see. A small piece will often go for $10 to $50.