Dyed Box Elder Pen

P1150019-3This is the pen I finished in a demonstration at the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild meeting on October 23rd. The wood is Box Edler Burl and it’s coloured with Prismacolor markers. Notice how the colours blend together thanks to the application of alcohol. Purple is the colour chosen by the audience and the result holds true to that from a distance but up close, there’s a lot more going on in the colour. The mechanism is called the Executive. Operated by twisting the upper cap, it fits the users hand wonderfully.