Tamarind is among the recent additions to my pen turning repertoire, but it’s quickly becoming a favorite. The bold and erratic black spalting lines make each pen completely unique. Tamarind’s natural strength and hardness is conducive to a very smooth finish, an uncommon (but welcome!) quality in spalted woods. All of my Tamarind pens will have some degree of spalting, and the photos represent an average pen.
This listing is for the pen shown in the photos, which was crafted from segments of ten different blocks of tamarind wood. The smooth gloss finish perfectly seals and protects the many layers, creating a smooth, balanced writing instrument.
Model: Writer's Pen
Pen Type: Ballpoint
Ink Color: Black
Wood: Spalted Tamarind
Fixtures: Chrome, Black Acrylic
Finish: Gloss – The crystal-clear gloss finish holds several distinct advantages over the satin finish. It is much more durable, and will never need refinishing. It provides a clearer, better lens for light-colored woods and layered woods of contrasting colors. For intricate designs with inlay or small pieces, the gloss coating acts as a barrier to prevent small parts from separating. The “smooth” option guarantees an ultra smooth finish, achieved by a two-stage finishing process with cyanoacrylate, sanded to 12,000 grit, then waxed and polished.