Turning Archive 2006
Jim Shaver Oakville, Ont.
I have been working on this pen for awhile, itís a solid ended Gentlemenís roller ball pen. Part of the fun of the solid end design in a pen is making the writing portion of the pen into any shape you want. This aspect of shape allows some freedom in design and making each pen a one of a kind.
This blank is a celluloid called Caribbean Swirl and is fast becoming my favorite man made material to use on my pens.
Another process I am using now is to paint our the brass tubes to add a visual density to the look of the pen, in this case I used black.
I am really enjoying this part of pen making.