Oh, I love this pen I turned today, 17th November. There is a huge knot in the centre of the bottom section that I had no idea would turn out like it did. It’s gorgeous and a really true one-off. Highly unique.
The colours of this pen are gorgeous too. A rich cream fading beautifully into a luxurious autumn red, brown colour. It would make a perfect gift for a birthday this month of for Christmas.
Turned by hand, the pen has been sanded down to 600 grit so it is nice and smooth. It then had two coats of danish oil applied, then three coats of a shellac sanding sealer which was rubbed back, and then two coats of lathe polish. Finally, for a gentle gloss, a single coat of hard carnauba wax was added. The fitments are 24ct Gold plate.
The pen will come supplied in a velvet pouch and a signed certificate of craftsmanship with a discount code to use in my Etsy shop.
Where to Buy This Item:
This item is currently available at Garthowen Garden Centre in Hampshire.
Call: 01962 773225. The map below shows you the location:
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If you would like this item, but cannot get to the Garden Centre, contact me and if the item is still available, I will collect it for you and send you an invoice for the item plus postage and packing.