Vertex Fountain Pen in Box Elder Burl

$ 89.00 $ 45.00

The Pen:
This is truly the gift your recipient can’t put down! With it’s sleek, faceted Chrome plated design and easy to make single tube fountain pen construction, this pen is a winner. But what makes this pen truly mesmerizing is it’s unique magnetic cap. The cap easily posts magnetically onto the nib and back of the pen without the use of threads. Long single tube design allows you to really show off your turning craftsmanship. Includes a premium Iridium nib.

The Species:
Box Elder is a pale white, sometimes with a yellow/green hue frequently with red or pink streaks. The red stain is produced by the tree’s natural defenses when wounded—it is thought that this compound is meant to inhibit the growth of fungus Much of the reddish coloring becomes a more subdued pink or brown/gray upon drying which makes this a beautiful wood to dye. Burls are extremely beautiful and prized for small wood turnings like pens.

Metal Finish:

Sale Note:
There were two minor cracks created when assembling this pen. They are almost impossible to see or feel and are unlikely to get worse. However, this pen comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee if it cracks further or you are unsatisfied with it.  Comes with two refills, but no box.

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The Process:
The hand selected materials for this item were first cut and drilled, then turned on a lathe by me, Jack. Sanding is completed through several grits until the piece is smooth to the touch. Next, up to 10 finish coats of cyanoacrolate (”CA” Superglue) are applied by hand, one at a time. The finish is buffed with a series of micromesh pads, then shined with polishing compound until the surface has a glass-like appearance. A final rub on the buffing wheel adds depth and final clarity.

This method, the most difficult and intensive technique, provides your purchase with the most durable exterior possible, and a beautifully reflective surface that resists the elements and will last for many years.