Well, here’s something a bit different. Pen makers have been casting pen blanks for years, traditionally from coloured acrylics but more recently also using images applied to tubes, then sealed in a clear resin
Our thanks to Patrick R for allowing us to share his photo, which shows a pair of Beaufort Mistral pens, made from oak, then covered in gold leaf.
His method was to turn the oak to a size smaller than the bushes, apply the gold leaf – one of them here is yellow gold, the other is white gold, then cast them in clear resin which he then re-turned and finished to size. The result is a gold leaf pen which is fully encased and protected, that also shows the grain of the wood underneath.
We think they look great, but even if the finished result isn’t your cup of tea, you have to admit it’s an innovative idea. What clever customers we have!
A pair of Beaufort Mistral pen kits made using oak with gold leaf and white gold leaf
Available to buy right now on our website, the Leveche is the latest addition to our range of pen kits. Pronounced lev-esh, it is designed and engineered to our usual high standards of manufacture, and is currently offered in gold plate and chrome plate, as a fountain pen kit and as a rollerball kit. Other plating options may follow in time according to demand.
Take a look at the new Leveche here: http://www.beaufortink.co.uk/leveche.html
If you want to check out the blanks we used to make these pens, take a look at our range of pen blanks here
Leveche fountain pen kit in a Kirinte “Oyster” pen blank
Leveche fountain pen kit in a “Seduction” polyester pen blank
Kelvin and his wife Christine at Pittswood Crafts kindly sent us this image, which we think is well worth sharing. Kelvin has turned a Jr Gent rollerball from one of our unique wine cask blanks and Christine has used her considerable talents to stage and photograph it.
Well done both, and thanks for your kind permission to share the photo, which is worthy of any high class lifestyle magazine in our opinion.
Jr Gent turned from a Beaufort reclaimed wine cask pen blank – image courtesy of Pittswood Crafts
New pen blanks now available from stock – including black walnut and padauk in fat sizes. We also have a small number of our popular wine cask blanks back in stock.
Pen blanks from Beaufort Ink
We are pleased to announce that Yunstone blanks are now in stock. Made from dyed crushed stone set in acrylic, we are not allowed to say they are the same as Trustone so lets just say they are very similar indeed without the whopping price tag.
They can be worked on a normal woodturning lathe with standard tools, and finished in the same way as normal acrylic blanks. Priced at just £8.97 each, we have 6 colours in stock, with more on the way, and each blank comes with a free refill of your choice
Yunstone crushed stone pen blanks from Beaufort Ink