Padauk Cigar Ballpoint Pen

43PdkCP

This pen was one that I’d actually forgotten I had a kit for.  I was looking through my stock of kits for something else when I found it.  The bushings that it requires to make as well as the necessary drill bit were also present, so I was set.  I had some Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) from an earlier project in the day and decided it was the wood to use. Other than the sawdust sticking to everything, Padauk is nice to turn. It smells pleasantly of a spice I can’t place and doesn’t require a lot of care at the lathe.  Some woods you really have to babysit but Padauk isn’t one of them.  The barrels on this pen are fairly thick, so if you like a pen with a larger diameter and some weight, you’ll like this one.

Mechanism: Parker style double twist pen.  The point rotates out if you twist the pen in either direction.  If you prefer gel pens, you can simply swap out the original insert for a gel insert.

Finish: Sanded to 400 grit, then 00 through 0000 steel wool.  Mineral oil, bee’s and paraffin wax.

Price: US$58
Item Ref No: 6-Pdk-CBP
Status: Available. Click here to inquire about purchasing.

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