Ipé Slimline Ballpoint Pen


This pen is made from Ipé (Tabebuia chrysantha) which is incredibly dense, so much so that it won’t float in water or sustain a flame. I made it with matte black fittings so it’s very understated while still stylish with a nice weight. I really like turning Ipé because it takes an incredible finish, even though the silica in the wood is tough on my tools. You have to sharpen your tools much more frequently when you’re turning it.

Mechanism: It’s a Cross style ballpoint with a twist mechanism. The fittings are a matte black with an epoxy coating for a very durable finish. Replacement inserts are available at any office supply store.

Finish: The pen was sanded up to 400 grit, then burnished with 0000 steel wool to bring up a smooth surface. It was then finished with mineral oil, bee’s & carnauba wax and a final polish with paraffin wax.

Price: US$35
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