There are 60 individual laser cut pieces on this pen. They come numbered, so they can be assembled in the proper arrangement. They have to be taped in place over a brass tube, then the tube has to be removed without the whole thing collapsing like a house of cards, then the inside only is glued, then the inside is carefully drilled so the brass tube will go back in, then the tube is glued back in, then the tape is removed and the outside is glued. THEN it can be slowly, carefully sanded and turned to proper thickness and form, and finished. The whole process can take more than three days. Enjoy !