Those pens are beautiful! Might I suggest a different finishing option?...The finish looks a bit dull and inconsistent. When I finish my wine bottle stoppers I start with a quick rub of acetone to take the oil out of the wood. I then put one coat of clear shellac on to seal the pores. From this point after the shellac has dried (usually 10-30 minutes depending on the wood), I proceed to apply 3-4 coats of gloss friction polish. ***you can use PSI, Hut, Mylands, ETC...I've had the best results with the Hut and Mylands. Once the friction polish coats are applied (which dry instantly), I finish the piece of with 1 coat of Renessaince Wax (can be purchased from Rockler online). The renessaince wax adds a thin protective layer over the already protective layers of friction polish and shellac. The finish comes out looking like glass! So beautiful! I have yet to dive in to the realm of CA finishing, but I've heard that the results that CA yeilds is far superior to any other finishing method. Especially with pens, because they are going to be touched constantly, so you want a finish that is going to be very resilient. I hope everything works out great for you brother! Love Life; Live Free!