Lock & Load

These pens are all made from Big Leaf Maple burl, most with dyes, then finished with CA.

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The Lock & Load kit is a take off from the common bullet pen kit, with a different lever to activate the ink cartridge. The rifle shaped clip is also slightly altered from the original kit.

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This kit is available with a gun metal or gold or chrome finish each with the copper tip. The top end also has a little detail

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After turning the wood to size, it gets carefully sanded and inspected

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My pens are dyed using a special light-fast dye dissolved in alcohol. The process includes a blending step that helps the colours absorb deeper into the grain and figure of the wonderful burl wood

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After the dying process is complete, each pen gets 9 coats of CA glue as a finish that protects the wood from the acidic nature of the oils in the user’s fingers

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After the protective finish is applied and allowed to cure, the finish is polished twice to bring up a beautiful luster.