Turning Archive 2006
Jim Shaver - Oakville, Ontario
This is a new design for me, itís my first closed end pen. This is a Lucite from Italy called Caramel Swirl.
The pen kit is a platinum Gentlemenís fountain pen. I used a pin chuck to turn the body of the pen without the typical end hardware.
I tried for a form that had a smooth flow, I tried for a long taper and ended up with this shape. The Lucite is translucent so I used a chemical to blacken the brass tube. The effect of the blackening and the CA glue gave a textured look with some depth to the pen .
I like the potential for new shapes, this will not be my last.
Thanks for viewing,