This stylish Rhodium-plated Gatsby ballpoint pen is crafted with the wood turner in mind. It is a beautiful writing instrument with a beautiful Curly Maple Body and Rhodium plated components that beautifully complement the body and its Laser-cut inlaid components.
As attractive as it is functional, this pen is designed to show off your special talents and interest in wood turning. The top-twists to extend and retract the Parker® style ink cartridge.
Take pride in owning this pen, or give it as a gift to the wood-turning enthusiast in your life.
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Pen Condition: Brand New
Pen Component plating: Rhodium
Wood: Curly Maple, Cocobolo and acrylic inlay parts
Wood Finish: Hand applied Cyanoacrylate (CA) finish, hand rubbed and polished to a high-gloss shine.
Pen Size: Length: 5 1/8 in. long, Diameter 1/2 in.
Ink Color: Black
Ink Refills: Parker® style refill available at any office supply or stationary store. Un-screw the lower black nib section then refill slides out bottom of body.
A protective felt pouch for each pen is included with this pen.
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• The feeling of possessing a hand-shaped piece such as these is incomparable to what you get from machine-shaped plastic pens and pencils purchased off the shelf of your local department or office supply store.
• They have a balance that will make your writing an enjoyable & fun experience!
• They make a subtle statement of class and confidence through knowing that there is no other pen or pencil exactly like them on the planet.
Hand turned by me, every pen or pencil I turn is truly unique and different.
Specie Latin: Acer saccharum. Specie Description: The hard maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, New York and West Virginia. In the North, during the cold nights and warm days of late winter, the sugar maple is tapped for its sucrose-containing sap, the source of maple syrup. Until the turn of the century, the heels of women's shoes were made from maple. Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days.
Hard Maple: Tends to have cream to white sapwood and light reddish brown heartstock, usually straight grained and sometimes found with high figured bird's eye or burl grain. Bird's-eye resembles small circular or elliptical figures and only found in sugar maple. Clusters of round curls that grow into balls on the sides of trees, are known as burls. They are common in the big leaf maple of the west coast. Hard maple is heavy, hard, strong, tough, stiff, close grained and possesses a uniform texture. It sands to a beautiful tight finish. Excellent resistance to abrasion, indentation and shock. Often the heart stock, shows black mineral lines and darker grey streaking, particularly in wood milled in the northern part of its range. Commercially it is usually sorted by color.
Soft Maples: These trees tend to be very similar to the hard maples but much lighter in density. The sapwood can be very white and often show nice curl. The heartwood is tan to gray in color, often with extreme color changes on one board. Soft maple is almost never sorted by color.
Maple burl is created by an unusual growth on trees that results in a highly figured piece of wood. Maple burl is often darker in color than maple wood, yellow ochre to brown, with many whorls and patterns and an uneven, rough edge. It is often found on Big Leaf Maples native to the Pacific Northwest
Maple: Acer saccharum, Acer nigrum Other names: Sugar Maple, Black Maple
Grows in the eastern U.S., principally in Mid-Atlantic and Lake states. It favors a more northerly climate and grows to an average of 130 feet. Hard maple is the standard wood for cutting boards because it imparts no taste to food and holds up well, and has been a favorite in the furniture business since early Colonial days. It is probably the most difficult North American species to work with, but lasts a lifetime. The sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. The amount of darker brown heartwood can vary significantly according to growing region. The wood has a fine, uniform texture and is generally straight-grained, but it can also occur as “curly”, “fiddleback” and “birds-eye” figure.
Source: Central America Specie Latin: Dalbergia retusa
Species Description: This beautiful dark grained hardwood comes from Central America. Typically found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaraqua and Panama. Cocobolo is also know as Caviuna, Nambar, Pau preto and Funera. The oil in the wood gives it a fine natural polish. It is a favorite species for the manufacture of cutlery handles because of its attractive color, texture, durability and waterproof characteristics. The Cocobolo tree is a medium sized tree that grows to a height of 45 to 60 ft tall.
Acrylic: Acrylic is a useful, clear plastic that resembles glass, but has properties that make it superior to glass in many ways. Common brands of high-grade acrylic include Polycast, Lucite and Plexiglass. The acrylic mixture used for this pen is a mix with a rich pearl-like sheen on both sides. A local company manufactures the Inlace Acrylester pen blanks. These pearlescent blanks look great finished and have amazing depth of color in the light.
Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used, especially on jewelry, to provide a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish, and give a white, reflective appearance. Rhodium plating is most often found on white gold in jewelry as helps the piece to keep its good looks longer - rhodium will not tarnish or discolor, and since it is a harder substance, it is much less likely to get scratched.
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