Black Pen

By Bill Ooms at Studio of Bill Ooms in Prescott, AZ.

Winning Category

The metal components are made by hand from brass on a metal lathe (they are not kit components). The wood is African Blackwood and pieces of sterling silver wire are inserted into both ends. The pattern was cut into the wood of the pen using an ornamental lathe which I built myself. The finish is an oil finish I mix myself from 1/3 Pure Tung Oil, 1/3 Pure Boiled Linseed Oil, and 1/3 Behlen Rock Hard Table Varnish. Size is 5” long x 0.6” diameter.

Products Used

  • African Blackwood
  • Brass
  • Sterling Silver
  • Custom oil finish (1/3 boiled linseed oil, 1/3 tung oil, 1/3 Behlen Rockhard Table Varnish)

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