Ballpoint, Orca inlay in wood
Laser cut inlay Orca
The inlay elements are finely cut and dyed to create a scene imagined perhaps in an Alaskan sound.
Style: Parker style refill in twist mechanism
Finish: CA high gloss
Weight: 1.5oz (41gm)
Diameter: 9/16” (14mm)-under clip; 7/16” (12mm)-above tip, basically the area one would hold the pen while writing
Length: 5-1/4” (131mm).
Item #: P4BPP0009
Completed: 7 June 2017
Like many finishes, CA (cyanoacrylate or 'Krazy Glue') finish is applied to the object while it spins on the lathe. At Penchant 4, as few as six or as many as twelve coats of CA can be applied to protect the decorative elements. It is then polished and buffed to a high gloss. CA is considered to provide a very durable finish; but it is not indestructible. Typically, CA finishes are only applied to wood or other organic materials.