- Sep 3, 2004
- Corning, NY, USA.
Here are two new Gents rollerball pens. One in Midnight Blue flecked acrylic and Platinum fittings. The other made of a bonus piece of Desert Ironwood sent by Bill Baumbeck in one of my recent orders. First pen I've made with Desert Ironwood and I loved it. It was very nice wood to work, absolutely beautiful chatoyance. The scan does not do the pen justice. The band near the center is Bloodwood and is actually an oops! When I was gluing the blank (with gorilla glue) I had pressed the tube all the way in but when I checked it the next day and the glue had dried it had forced the brass tube out of the blank apparently while it dried, so I was stuck with about 1/4" of exposed tubing with no blank.[:0] I turned the shoulder of the ironwood completely true and flat and the took it off the lathe and added the piece of Bloodwood then finished as usual. I was really happy with the final look. Anyone else ever had a brass tube forced out of a blank during the glue drying process??