Thank you for purchasing one of my pens. The pen you received has been hand-turned and hand-assembled, and should be treated as you would any fine, delicate instrument. It will withstand a lifetime of use, but it will not withstand abuse. I choose to purchase quality (i.e. not the cheapest) pen kits and materials I can find to turn. However, the material that I have turned has been turned down to ⅛” or less in places and may become damaged. Wood is a natural material that will react to changes in temperature and humidity. Extreme changes in environment or harsh impacts can damage or destroy your pen.
Changing Ink Cartridge:
Ink Style: Mini Cross Ballpoint Refill (Found in most office supply stores.)
- While holding the pen with both hands, gently remove the middle portion of the pen. Be careful not to loose the decorative band.
- Unscrew the brass adapter and remove the ink cartridge.
- Attach the brass adapter to the new cartridge, ensuring it’s on all the way.
- Insert the new ink into the pen, and screw on the brass adapter.
- Replace the middle portion of the pen, being careful to not force it.
General Care Tips:
- Do not drop your pen.
- Do not expose pen to moisture.
- Do not expose pen to extreme heat, such as inside an unattended vehicle.
- Do not expose pen to harsh chemicals.
Cleaning & Maintenance:
- Lightly buff with a clean, dry 100% cotton cloth.
- DoNOT use cleaning fluids, solvents, or abrasives.
- Your pen has either been finished with a three-stage friction finish or with many thin layers of CA (cyanoacrylate) glue, which has been specially formulated for this purpose. Both provide a very durable finish that will resist scratching or staining from daily use. If minor scratches appear over time on acrylic or CA finish, a quality plastic finish may be used (per manufacturer’s instructions) to bring back the shine.
Note: The above guidelines are just that. They should not be considered all-inclusive. Common sense will go a long way in the care of your fine writing instrument.