Teachers Pen

 

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.)

  1. While holding the pen with both hands, gently remove the middle portion of the pen. Be careful not to loose the decorative band.
  2. Unscrew the brass adapter and remove the ink cartridge.
  3. Attach the brass adapter to the new cartridge, ensuring it’s on all the way.
  4. Insert the new ink into the pen, and screw on the brass adapter.
  5. 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.