This Desk Pen Set was made from solid Cherry. The base was made by cutting and gluing a single long narrow piece into a "Book-match" pattern. Book-matching is the term used when you edge glue two pieces of wood so that the adjointing pieces mirror each other in appearance. The book-matching here allows the lighter sapwood frame the piece.
The base is only 3/8" thick with a single front-mounted foot so that it raises the base at an angle so it's comfortable to use. Several coats of a wipe-on polyurethane were added to protect the wood and enhance the contrasting light and dark wood-grains.
The calculator sits in a 3/16" recess turned into the base on the lathe. The pen holder is 24k gold to match the pen finish.
The slimline ball-point pen was made from the a single long strip of cherry so the wood-grain matches the full length of the pen. The wood was finished with a coat of heat-set HUT Crystal Coat for long lasting protection.
Pen note: because of the pen holde used, this style desk set can only be ordered with the ball-point shown.