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Pen Inks Explained

The choices for pens is huge and so choosing the right one for your or your friend’s situation is important. Consideration is given to colour, type of ink, point size and feel. Here we talk about the type of inks that are used in.   Ballpoint Pens (Click Here for all Pens) Ballpoints are one Read More

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Pen Lancer Style Polyester Resin Black & Silver PN577

The 24kt gold “Lancer” pen kit is elegantly styled and eye-catching!! Made from Black & Silver Polyester Resin…this pen is a beautiful example of other pens on this site. Its shapely domed cap and lancer-like clip balance the intricate ribbing and twisted braided trim at its tip. This pen is guaranteed to be a showstopper Read More

Categories Hand Crafted Gift Ideas, Hand Crafted Pens, Hand Craftsmanship

How to turn a Pen part 5

Stage 5 of making a pen

Turn Shape The pen is then carefully turned down to the shape required. Many shapes can be achieved but I personally like the straighter style. Sand & Polish Sanding generally starts at grit of about 120 or finer if the turning finish is of good quality. I sand down to about 800 grit with sandpaper Read More

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