|Project by JohnGreco||posted 01-22-2013 07:40 PM||702 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I was able to get a piece of Lignum Vitae, aka Ironwood, from a friend. It used to be part of a railroad tie that made up the rail network from the construction of the Panama Canal. I normally do a CA finish on my pens but the oil content on the wood is through the roof..I’ve had less oily pens start to develop ghosting in the CA after a few weeks from oil seeping out. So instead I did a quick wipe of tung oil to help bring out the color and buffed it with a touch of wax. It really has an amazing feel.
The nib on the pen was upgraded to a Bock nib. Overall, it was hard for me to part with this one in the end. Thanks for looking.